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[Entered According to Act Of Congress, in the year 1879, by I lie Forest and Stream Publishing- Company, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, tit Washington 


Fur Forest and Stream and Rod and Gun. 



AWAY to the Highlands, away 1 
Dame Nature is now at her best : 
She is donning her bridal array, 
And in garlands of daisies is drest : 
In the flush of each morn 
Some rare flower is born 
That our youth will renew. 
If wolavoin its ,tew. 
For the fortunate Under is blest! 

Away to the hillsides, away, 

And partake the sweet breath of the r 

Its fragrance will brook no delay, 

As it reckous late-comers its foes : 

To show Its deep scorn 

It leaves them a thorn ; 

Nor will deifi-n to unfurl 

Its bright petals of pearl, 

It so loves at gray dawn to disclose. 


Away to the woodlands, away I 
The robin Is piping his song; 
He awakes at the first peep of day. 
And leads out the gay, choral throng : 

Their songs, to the skies 
As sweet incense arise; 
And joy will be ours, 
If with birds and with floTOI a 
We unite the glad hours to prolong. 

Fotcxt Mid Stream and. Hod and Clun. 

\/K CORRESPONDENCE between Judge Kinney of 
xTl. Staunton, Virginia, and myself, based upon letters 
I had seen in Forest and Stream relative to the excel- 
lent trout fishing to be found in the north branch of 
the Shenandoah River, convinced me that this was the 
place to go to. I enlisted the sympathies of an editor, 
and on the 6th of May we started from our home in 
Western New York for a week's trout fishing in the " Old 

The morning after our arrival at Staunton, an early call 
front the Judge and a cordial welcome extended assured 
us at once that we were among friends ; which assurance 
was heightened when we were escorted to the club room, 
where an informal Sunday morning reception was ten- 
fcered us, and we met the best crowd of fellows we could 
wish to find. Among them wore Captain Doyle, Captain 
Bumgardner, Mr. W. L. Olivier, Dr, Carter Berkeley, Mr. 
Ned Echols, and a dozen more. 

The Judge took us to his home, and, after dinner, such 
as only the superintendence of a real daughter of Vir- 
ginia can produce, a walk about the city was in order. 

Immediately upon our arrival we learned that there 
had been heavy rains in the mountains, and that the 
streams were swollen enough to interfere seriously with 
the fishing, but we had come resolved to spend a week at 
" Shiflett's " and fish the North River ; and next morning, 
although the sky wore that heavy leaden aspect bespeak- 
iug a wet da\ , we- piled our traps into an excellent cov- 
ered rig, and behind a pair of good horses with the Judge 
as Jehu, we rattled out of town toward the AHeghaniea 
piled up in tho west like a gigantic green wall. 

Arriving at the ford of the middle river we found the 
water foaming, but we crossed without mishap, althougl 
the treacherous element lapped against and into tho wagon 
box occasionally. And now the rain came down again 
and tho outlook was anything but, flattering; still we 
floundered on through mud and water and a! last reached 
Stribling Springs, thirteen miles from Staunton. This 
watering-place lies in a beautiful little valley just; at the 
base of the North Mountain; and consists of a large hotel 
and a number of neat cottages surrounding it. It i3 a Bum- 
mer resort of considerable notoriety, owing to the variety 
of mineral waters found here. Within a hundred yards of 
the hotel are an alum spring, sulphur spring, chalybeate 
spring, and freestone spring, all neatly housed ; and hun- 
dreds of people visit here yearly to drink the waters, fish 

in the adjacent streams, and shoot deer and turkeys in 
the mountains. Mr. Charles Kinney, the proprietor/, is 
my ideal of the old school Virginia gentleman. Hospi- 
tality and good living are among his leading character- 
istics, and the. hearty welcome accorded us, as we drove up 
all wet and hungry to the porch, will never be forgotten. 
After a hearty dinner, which our host facetiously 
called "a snack.'" we held a council and decided, owing 
to the depth of water at the fords, to go horseback over 
the mountain by a bridle path to "Shiflett's," our desti- 
nation. While we were deliberating the rain ceased, and 
having donned Our old clothes, hung on our creels, and 
placed what extra toggery we would need in a bag, 
which was thrown across the pommel of the Editor's sad- 
dle—he being the feather weight of the party— with fish- 
ing rods grasped firmlv and cigars alight, we started. The 
Judge and Editor being old cavalrymen looked on the 
journey with pleasure, while I, all unused to the saddle, 
li.i. .-.i.-iiir' in'..--:;]-. inc.- as ! I inked up i he sreop sides of tin- 
mountain, and I could not help wondering how I was 
going to hold on to my bridle rein, rod, and the pommel 
of my saddle simultaneously, when my steed struck a forty- 
five degree angle! 'But it was not so had as it looked; 
the path was well worn, and the grades comparatively 
easy, so I forgot the novelty of my position in contem- 
plating the beauties all about me. Here was nature 
unadorned, hero the forest primeval. Who knows but 
Washington himself, when in his younger days he roamed 
with chain and compass, toiled up this same path, which 
is nothing more than an old Indian trail. Possibly his 
eye took "in the very scene that burst on mine, when 
pausing at the summit we gave ourselves over to this ex- 
quisite feast of vision. The vallev of Virginia stretched 
away at our feet like a magnificent garden, its eastern 
confines guarded by the battlements of the Blue Ridge 
full thirty mdes away. All about us tiled the peaks of 
the AHeghaniea wooded with magnificent timber to tho 
very tops. Elliot's Knob and Big Bald, lifting their stately 
heads above the lesser peaks, seemed to look down con- 
temptuously on then- humbler brethren. It was on one 
of these same "humble brethren" that we were resting, 
and mighty glad were we that it was no higher now that 
the summit was reached. Our descent was easy, and 
varied in my case by a tendency to slip over the horse's 
head instead" of the crupper as in the ascent. 

Soon the murmur of the North River's welcome sound 
came borne up the mountain side to our ears, and in a 
short time we reined up on the bank, and prepared to 
ford. Here was another experience for me, but we passed 
in safety with no other mishap than a shoe full of water. 
We were now fairly in the North River bottom, and, as 
the Judge assured 'tis, but three miles from "Shiflett's," 
with a good path and only one more ford. Encouraged 
at the prospect we pushed* on merrily, and soon came to 
evidences of civilization in the way of snake fences and 
cultivated fields. Reaching tho last ford, we crossed, and 
there, in the midst of fields of waving grass and grain, 
was the place for which we had been looking ever since 
we left the Empir eState, "Shiflett's." One, would scarcely 
look for so civilized a habitation hi this great wilderness 
where the nearest neighbor is three miles away. It con- 
sists of a substantial log house, two stories in height, with 
an L adjoining, in which is the dining-room and kitchen, 
At either end of the upright, budt outside, as is the Vir- 
ginia custom, are great stone chimneys offering pleasant 
suggestions of wide-mouthed fireplaces sputtering with 
fat pine knots and hickory backlogs. The house is libera 
two hundred yards from the river, and midway are the 
barns, a little primitive in their construction, perhaps, 
but comfortable. The old man is well to do, haying 
three thousand acres of land, embracing all styles, from 
the perpendicular to the horizontal. Several hundred 
cattle, suitably branded, browse upon the mountains, 
and the sturdy old mountaineer and his sons clad in 
homespun are its happy and care-free as Robin Hood and 
his merry men. 

After giving us a hearty hand shake and bidding us wel- 
come to '( White Oak Lick," Pap— as they all call him — 
led us in to supper. Now don't let any one imagine that, 
because "Shiflett's" is away up in the mountains, they 
don't have anything to eat. Listen: On that supper ta- 
ble was some of that "mast-fed" bacon immortalized by 
"Asa" in this paper not long since; hominy, fresh, 
White bread, and grass butter, peach and apple butter, 
good coffee, hot corn bread, lettuce, sweet milk, pickles, 
and peach and whortleberry pies ; and everything was 
well cooked, clean and wholesome. So when at an early 
hour we tumbled into downy beds, we vowed that not 
half the virtues of " Shiflett's" had been told us." 

But we came here to fish, and, in spite of the high 
water, we sallied forth after any early breakfast and saw, 
what we had not seen in many a long month, the sun 
rise. And a sunrise in the mountains is something weil 
worth the effort to witness. Everything is so peaceful 
and quiet. The lofty summits tipped with gold, while 
the base of the mountains are in shadow, makes a con- 
trast one never wearies of gazing at. 

Tho North River, m which we soon had our hues, is a 
brawling mountain stream which heads away up in tho 
AUegbanies. miles above "Shiflett's." Uniting with the 

Middle and South branches below- Staunton, it forms the 
Shenandoah, which, flowing north, drains that, fertile 
vallev bearing the same name, and is lost in the Potomac 
at Harper's Ferry. The term river as applied to this 
stream is a trifle strained, as it seldom spreads out over 
six rods in width. An experienced fly fisherman with 
an eleven-foot rod, could cover every inch of good watei 
in wading down. A perfect trout stream, the water is 
clear, cold, and so pure that to drink it is like taking a 
draught of pure oxygen. Full of rapids, pools and 
dies, it is just the place for the fish to lurk, The most 
Indifferent angler's eves would dance to see the North 
River in good tide. Bui unfortunately itwas not in 
tide- this morning: the water was Hush and discol fed 
But don't think we caught nothing. Why, the Judge 
was to leave US at noon to return home, and we had to 
catch some, and we did. A good, big basketful of as One 
trout, miming from seven to ten inches in length, as ever 
gladdened the heart of a lover of " the gentle art. After 
he had gone, much to our regret, having us his kindest 
wishes for our success, we went earnestly to work, and, 
although the weather remained fine, the river during our 
whole stay was too high for any great fishing. But we 
caught enough to satisfy The demands of spoil, and more 
than enough to eat. We had trout for breakfast, dinner, 
and supper, until we were fared of them ; and often would 
we slight the speckled delicacies for the "mast-fed." It 
is only a waste while fishing at " Shiflett's " to catch more 
trout "than you can consume, for you can't give them 
away, for the simple reason that there is no one to give 
them to. 

One would think that company would be scarce at this 
place ; Inn this is not so. Nearly every night during our 
stay, some wandering herdsman, fisherman, or distant 
neighbor, would drop in at the ever-open door, take sup- 
per'; stay all night, and off again at daylight. 

It was decidedly enjoyably after wading the river all 
day, to get on dry togs and sit around the cheerful fire- 
place, whose warmth was always acceptable after night- 
fall in this elevs led region, ;fl ,.i vciule enjoying our pipes 
to listen, to tho old man's stories of deer and bear hunts, 
and how the deserters and offscourings of both armies 
during the war used to come through (Ids very a 
were never turned away unfed from his door." He 
us of a neighbor of his, 'an old mountaineer and hunter 
named Todd, who lived three miles above on I ho river. 
A peaceful old man, who at last met a violent death at 
the hands of a gang of ruffians. A remarkable character 
was he, whoso history as a hunter and scout would read 

Time slipped rapidly away. We would fish up and 
down the river until we had trout enough, never getting 
so far away as to " lose our bacon " at meal lime. " T! i en , 
through (Vie heat of the day, we would Ho around, smoke, 
sleep, and generally give ourselves up to the perfect res$- 
fixlness of this lovely vale. 

One day we took a long horseback ride over the moun- 
tain bridle-paths, and to show the peculiarities of what 
is known as the " narrow-gouge ' railroad route by which 
we returned. I will say that by actual count we forded 
the North River twenty-one times within three miles. 

f think it due the shooting and fishing Eraternitj , thai 
a short description of the family of Our old friend Shif- 
lett be here recorded. Mrs. Shifletl | , unobtru- 

sive body, but of decided opinions when necessary, aa 
witness a remark she made on election day when the old 
gentleman returned a little late from Mount Salon where 
the polls where held. " Whiskey is good in its plai . ■,, 
thar is BUcha thing as carrying it too fur." "Isay'f" 
quoth the mountaineer in reply, and that is all he said. 
She is an excellent oook, and her duties in that capacity 
are onerous. "From e: rly da.-, n .ill dewy eve " she bakes 
and boils, roasts and tries, for the multitudinous hungry 
mouths that gather round the board three times a day 
There were mty seven of the children at home. Jack, a 
sturdy fellow of twenty-eight, was at the head of the 
farm." Three daughters, all young women grown, and 
verj |1 asant, intelligent girls, by-tlie-way, fully occupied 
the spare time of l.n -pi: ' ■• nov.spaper man, whole 

three bright hoys, aged vt jpi itively ten, twelve, and fif- 
teen years, completed the group. 

Friday evening we were delighted at the arrival of 
three friends from Staunton, Messrs, Doyle, Olivier, and 
Cook, These gentlemen had come oul to take a half- 
day's sport with us, and all return to [own together. So 
next morning we hade " White Oak Lick " and its pleas- 
ant inhabitants adieu, and fished down the river three 
miles to the ford where the wagon was waiting. Here 
we cleaned our trout, ;md they tilled an eight-pound bas- 
Icel : leiettahly. Then three of us walked three miks 
over the mountain to SirililingSpruigs where anotliercar- 
riage wa.s waiting, while the other two drove around the 
base of the mountain, ten miles over the roughest kind 
of a road. We f oot-pai then first, and hud clean 

clothes on before the rest drove Up. A short stay here, 
just long enough to breathe the horses, and we 
arriving in Staunton shortly after nightfall. 

Monday we took a trip over the Chesapeake and Ohio 
Railroad with Major N. II, Hotehkiss, genera) bi 



agent of this line. At Hinton, West Virginia, we had- 

tb m b ueof meeting Mr. K. M.IiO-wi-3 1 the S 

Pish Commissioners, who kindly invited us to stopa week 

Uul enjoy the magnifii a1 trou fishingto be 

found in the tributaries at the New River. MrTXowry 

- " I out bin besl Btreamsas we passed, and for the 

". I, if fori an and Stream and its readers, I took the 

■i only of the streams themselves, but the near- 

"is to them on the G. & O. BR.; Glade Creek 
and Mill Creek, Paw Paw Station; Laurel (reek. I'inev 
I its tributaries. Batoff, Corpora, and Fat Creek. 
Qumueniont Station ; and Manns Creek. Sewell Station. 
AOi tljese streams are full of trout; and under favorable 
circumstances one may catch them until tired of the 
snort, I have no doubt a letter to Mr. N. M. Lnwry. 
Hinton, W. Va... would elicit a response telling all about 
this wonderful game aud fish region. A short visit to 
White Sulphur Springs, Kanawha Falls, and Richmond, 
a parting hand-shake with the dear friends at Staunton, 
and we were off for home. 

To say that we were pleased and thoroughly satisfied 
with our trip, bat 'feebly expresses our feelings. Hearty 
cordiality and true Southern hospitality greeted us oh 
every hand. From the moment we entered Staunton 

until we left Richmond for home, H a a as thou ,i 
every one we met triad to do something to helpus on, 
and we owe everybody we met in Virginia a vote of 
thanks for services' rendered. 

Any one taking this trip will uot be disappointed, 
an abundance of trout in the spring and sum- 
mer, and plenty of quail, deer, and grouse in the fall aud 
winter, and by writing to any of (he gentlemen men- 
tioned in this article, full information willbe freely given ; 
and in ease the correspondence brings about a trip, I 
know by experience that a sincere and hearty welcome 
will be extended. 

Don't Bui to visit Shifiett. He is an original, and well 

orl 1 1 i nuking a journey to see. 

Staunton is very accessible to Northern people from 
Washington. Virginia Midland to Gordonsville, where 
you take the Chesapeake apd Chto road to Staunton. 
■ tnfortable conveyance can be hired at a reasona- 
ble figure that will ear ' o ' Shiflett's,'' and come 
after you at any time. The charges here are very low — 
never more than a dollar a day— and von can passa week 
i.ving the very essence of sport for a very small 
sum. A trip into West Virginia over the Chesapeake and 
Ohio road, would also pay any one who is fond of tine 
scenery ; and a few day's fishing along the New River 
would certainly yield satisfactory results. 

Another year. Providence permitting, will find the 
Editor and I whipping the North Kiver at "White Oak- 
Lick." and getting fat on corn pone and "mast-fed." 

H. W. De L. 

tgjisti (gnlhire. 


WE have received the Report of the Commissioner of 
Fisheries of Canada for the year ending Do 
81, 1878. These annual reports of the Dominion are Vol- 
uminous documents, far exceeding in scope and detail any 
thing of a similar character prepared by our own Govern- 
ment. The volume now before us opens with an elabor- 
ate comparative statement of production in each branch 
of fishing within the respective Brovinces of the Domin- 
ion of Canada in 18T7 aud 1878. Here are presented in 
minute detail the quantities and values of the catch of 
each separate pound of fish in each Province. The re- 
capitulation shows the value of the fisheries for the year 
1877 to have been $12,029,967.63, ami that of 1878 to have 
been $13,215,678.83 : making an increase of $1,185,721.20 ; 
the difference being principally in the cod, mackerel, 
salmon and lobster fisheries. 

Following this exhibit in an equally full compilation 
from the trade returns and records of the Custom's De- 
partment, showing the exports and imports offish for the 
I fiscal year ending June 30, 1878, and ihe subsequent half 
io Dec. 31. In the former period the value of the 
exports was $(i.!)2!). 30(5 ; an increase of more than a mil- 
lion of dollars over the same period proceeding. Half of 
these exports came to United States markets. The ex- 
ports for the latter period were $4,846,566, of which the 
United States received more than a third. The imports 
for the entire year and a half were something over |2,- 
150,000, nearly all from the United States. 

This vast industry, of which entire control is assumed 
by the Government, of necessity demands the services of 
a large force of employees, and we find elsewhere in the 
Report a tabulated list of the names, districts and ad- 
dresses pf no less than 621 fishery officers, overseers, war- 
dens, inspectors, etc., whose salaries and disbursements 
for the fiscal year above, amounted to $95,387.81. This 
does not include the appropriation by the government of 
$20,088.80 for the support of the Beret) establishments 

engaged in the artificial breeding of fish. The cell 

during the period for rents, license-fees, fines, forfeitures, 
etc., made up the sum of $14,113.11 ; the total sum ac- 
cruing from leases of salmon streams amounting to about 

Apendix No. 3, which comprises nearly one hundred 
pages, contains the report of the cruise of the government 
steamer Lady Head in the protection of the fisheries of 
the Gulf and River of St. Lawrence, during the season of 
1878. This is intended to give a su mm ary, from the person- 
al investigation of a competent officer, of the cod, salmon, 
mackerel, lialihut, herring, whale, lobster and seal fisher- 
es of the territory under the supervision of the vessel, be- 
ing Gaspe, Bonaventure, Labrador, Magdalen Islands, and 
Anticosti Island. An outline of this report would show 

that the cod fishery was better during the summer of 
1878 than for the same period of the previous year, but 
that there was a falling off in the fall yield ; the whole 
season's catch exceeding that of 1877. A like increase is 
noted in the returns of the salmon season, which indeed 
proved to be one of the most remunerative since the 
establishment of the license system. The mackerel, for a 
time absent, returned to the shores in great abundance, 
and a large catch was recorded : and like i ucc : PI 8J tnel 
by seal fishers. Herring were more numerous than usual. 
tral i I' catch made. Tbelobster fishery of the Domin- 
ion is rapidly increasing in extent, the comparative re- 
turns of the two years being 450,669 and 731,000 lbs. The 
returns from the Brovinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia, New 
Brunswick, Ontario, and British Columbia, are sent in by 
the County wardens and overseers, and constitute the 
bulk of the remainder of the volume. 

Turning now to the fish-culture operations of the Do- 
minion, we find Bgu i t oil b are intelligible to practical 
fish enlturists only. The number of young fry distributed 
and eggs despositod in the Canadian establishments during 
the '■; ;- 1878 was 54,533,000. These wej almon, Cali- 
fornia salmon, salmon trottt, speckled trout, and white- 
fish : and were distributed from the n yen i tablishments 
at Bedford. Miramicbi, Rcstigouche, Guspe, Tadoussac, 
Sandwich and Newcastle. 

We have bad occasion in the past frequently to call at- 
tention to the liberal and wise conduct of the Dominion 
Government in regard to an industry so important and 
of such magnitude as the coast and inland fisheries, 
This report is an evidence of the thoroughness and system 
with which this department of civil affairs is conducted. 

The value Of such a book of statistics as we have thu 
briefly outlined, is incalculable m the competent manage- 
ment of a vast industry like this. By itsaid the Canadian 
Government is enabled to legi i tic inti 
lively \ and to wisely foster the natural wealth of Cana- 
dian -waters. Our own fish-culturisis have looked to their 
neighbors for methods and processes; the Orated States 
Government would do wisely should it also follow, so far 
as sbniliarity of the two forms of ad mi nistration will al- 
low, the example of Canada in regard to the control of 

Wisconsin— Madison, August 1— Editor Forest and 
Stream :— For some months past the Wisconsin Slate Fish 
Commission has had discord in its ranks. Charges and 
counter charges have been made, Superintendent' Welsh- 
er and ex-Superintendent, Dousman being the parties 
mostly assailed. A commission of investigation has just 
closed its labors in Milwaukee. Testimony was taken in 
relation to the general management of the Madison hatch- 
ery. The committee determined to get at the bottom of 
the trouble. After a thoroui : , tvi igation Superin- 
tendent Welsher was completely exonerated, Th m- 

mittee also resolved that it was for the besi For all con- 
cerned that Commissioner Welch, of Malison, be request- 
ed to resign, Mr. C. L. Valentine, of Janesville. has re- 
ceived the appointment of Fish Commissioner in place of 
Dr. Hoy, resigned. 

— • — 

[Read before the Liennean Society of N. T., Oct. 20, 1878.] 

Summers, of 1877 and 1878.— By R. F. Peaksall. 

Tardus migratorius, Robin.— Is very common ; more 
so than with us. Found it breeding abundantly on our 
arrival June 6, 1878, Two broods are frequently reared 
even here, as we found July. 1877, a nest containing a full 
set of eggs, which had been deserted, and must have been 
a second litter. 

TimrdvsjpaUasii.— Common and breeds chiefly on main 
island, but we found no nests. In 1877 secured a fine set 
of eggs and nest from one of the islanders. This species also 
rears occasionally two broods in a season, as I received the 
same summer a set taken August 3d. 

Turdus Swansonii. — Abundant, secured several nests 
all placed from two to four feet from the ground, about 
evenly distributed over both the main and outlying 
islands ; all nests were noddled, generally near or in 
swamp y tracts. 

M satreipa.— Quite common and breeds. Watched 
a. pair several hours in hope of finding neM eii 
which their actions plainly indicated was not far off. 
Very common, One of our party found a nest containing 
three fresh eggs, June 15. 1878. which must have been a, 
• e, ,ii, brood. 

Barns AtrieapUlus, — Vety common. One of our partv 
found a, nest containing three fresh eggs June 15,1878, 
which must have, been a second brood, 

Pants hudsonius. — Rare, saw one specimen on one 
of outer islands, June 14, 1878, which probably had bred 

Sitta OanadenaU.-r-Ycnmg, fully fledged. Was first 
attracted to it by the coating of gum collected below the 

Geot.hylpis triehas. — Very common, but only on main 

Deadnem coronata. — Very commonlv distributed, we 
found them with young fully fledged July 7. 1878. Prob- 
ably raise two broods. 

Dendrcecei striata. — Common ; secured several nests. 
They seem to prefer the smaller islands where swampy 
situations occur for their breeding places. 

mon; unlike preceding 
species fo, tu be main island. Secured a nest 

June 12, 1878, containing four fresh eggs. Think this was 
earlier than majority br«ed, as we found another partially 

constructed. Both were placed in small spruce trees in 
low open growth not more than two feet from ground. 

,' ,7.v. — Heard the well known 
this bird on main island. 

Setophoaa rutieilla. — Very common everywhere, more 
so than in this latitude ; took' several nests ; raise one brood 

Hirunelo horreorum Hirundo Irene frons Cotyh- 
11. Woolor.— Plentifully represented, and breed abundantly 
not, common : s;n\ one specimen -li the main island. 

pwrem. — Not common: breeds in tall 
spruce growth, generally near dwellings. 

a leucqptera.^Saw a flock of about a dozen in- 
dividuals June 15. 1878, apparently in moult and quite 

f'asserciilus savanna.. — Very common: breeds plenti- 

Zontriehia al.bioUis. — Common : we saw the young 
birds flying. They must have nested so early as the 
second week in May. 

Jiinio liyemulis.— Very common and breeding plenti- 
fully. Many of them have hatched thee v,,. ii 
by June 39. 

Mclospiza melodia. — Rat m , one specimen. 

Comis coma!.— Saw several specimens, but they are 
persecuted so constantly that they are becoming rare. 

C'prvus amerieaiiiis.— Quite common ; breeds. 

EmpidOnax IrniUi.— Quite common, but very shy and 
retiring. Took one nest, with eggs in the sumin 
placed in the upright fork of an alder, not move than two 
feet from the ground in a swampy tract, and very com- 
pactly built of L >ng " i". Be , ■ Li isel ; ■■' 

Einpido: •.—Rare'. On June 10 

company with S. D. Osborne, a nest of this species be 

main island, placed on the ground in s tussock of moss 

and completely hidden from view, a small round ho 

entrance and exit of the parent being left. it ,, 
constructed of dead fibers Of moss mixed with the living 
fronds and without lining, containing four fresh eggs, of a 
rosy white previous to blowing, pure white afterward, snd 

u'l' |, ckled with reddish brown about the larger end. 

! e 01] the eve of our departure, a second nest was 

brought me by a BOH of our host, similar in all I 

1 1 Erfll ie, containing four fresh eggs. It was found 
imbedded under the projecting roots of an alder, and be- 
longed to a pair which I had watched closely dU 

be female was rarely seen, but the 'male bird, in 
the early mornings would mount to the top of an alder. 
and utter his cry of pe-wee, in quick succession for ten 
minutes successively. The firsi syll blewith a, rising in 
flection, the second falling. This is the only son 
them utter, generally being very shy and silent. Both nests 
were placed in the border of swam'pv tracts. 

Cotaptcs amatus.— Saw but a single specimen, It un- 
doubtedly breeds there. 

Haliaetus lencocephalus. — Saw several Special' 
in immature plumage. Procured a, set of eggs which were 
taken in April. 1 observed an old bird chasing the herring 
gulls, and obliging them. to disgorge their food which was 
greedily devoured by the robber. 

AeoalihiK se. mi pal mo tun. — Not common ; a single i 
bred for several successive veer- on Nantucket I 
in searching for its nests last season I found a young bird 
just hatched, and unable to walk covered with a whitish 
fluffy down striped with black. 

Philoheja minor.— Rare. I flushed a family on the 
main island, the young just able to fly, June 10. 

MaororTuiinphus gresvus. — Common in autumn ; shot a 
female July 18, 1877, in summer plum, 
(Unnbett'ti tkivipes.— Quite common. 
Trmgoides maenlurius. — Very common : breeds plenti- 
fully on all the islands. 

Phalaropus hyperboreus. — I preserved a fine 
which was shot on the ripplings, by one of the fishermen, 
We saw a flock of perhaps a dozen individuals in crossing 
from the main land but procured none. 

Somateria moMssima. — Common, and breeds on many 
of the lower islands ; but, persistent robbing of their nests, 
as well as shooting out of season, must in 
them from here entirely. I secured a fine set, of five eggs 
June 14. In connection with the eider I would mention 
bich took place at the time of my first 
visit. Mr. Cheney had raised a family of young eiders in- 
t ending to domesticate them. As the see - ■ 
neglected to clip I I one morning fchi 

missing. Two years after, one of them (a feme I 
swim mi ng about near the island but seemed afraid toven- 
ture or land ; tail as soon as he called it in his old 
flew up and lit, near his house, where it remain 

is ting with his tame ducks. One could walkj. 
within live feet of it and not disturb it. yet when away 
from there it was aswild as any of its brethren. I 
ally it would be absent for several days 

Eosed it joined its mate, and attempted i . . . I r 
uton being robbed would come 
trials it finally gave up and attached itself I 
I arue ducklings, being very assiduous in its care for them. 
This season whether from instinct or reason it returned, 
aud bringing its unwilling mate (which finally di 
made its nest on Nantucket Island not fifty rods from his 
house, where we left it patiently sitting on its downy 

i ! 

ihatoxsu common; breeds in great 

numbers on all the outer islands. 

Litrus i)>uriiuui—A set of eggs in possession of J. D. 
Osborne were procured on one of the lower islands, and 
, I to belong to this species which the people here 
call Farmer gull, 

Lams argentatUS. — Very common : breeds on all the 
islands either on the ground, in trees, or on the cliffs. 

Sterna maeroma. — Breeds abundantly on the Seal Islands 
procured a large number of eggs, laid mostly 
on the bare rock without an a fi • - I i m 

Alca tarda.— The only breeding place of this species at 
Menan is on one of the murre I re we procured 

a, number of their eggs laid in the crevices of t£ 
without the semblance of a nest. 

i/lle.— This species still lingers in its old haunts^, 
though robbed every season without mercy, 

Marman arctica.— Being assured that this species bred; 
on the Seal Islands, we determined to pay them a visit. 
Accordingly we started on our thirty miles row 
in a small fishing-boat. After seven hours of C< 
labor, most of the time through a dense fog and rough sea, 
guided only by the fog whistle on the isle 
landing, hauled up our boat and surprised the BgLt-keepc-r 




with a request for night's lodgings. We were comfortably 
and hospitably entertained, and spothed by the breakers 
roar, and a blast from the steam whistle which shook the 
house every half minute, we managed to pass the night, 
comforted with the thought that should the wind ora storm 
arise, we might be detained here for an indefinite time. 
But the morning dawned clear and calm, and four o'clock 
saw us out prying among the ere vices of the roil: 
and such a task. Great boulders lay tossed together in 
every shape, and under these the puffins had made their 
nests. But we were lucky to secure these four eggs. 

1 - i (unions and strainings we underwent for their 

sake. One of the birds we started from ita nest was so 
bewildered that Mr. Cbenej caught it after a short chase, 
i now reposi together with its egg inmy 

Tin's is, 1 believe, the most southern point on our coast at 
which the species is found breeding. 


THE LOt'l' C'CltVlliR. OB i'ANATi A LYNX. 

AGREaT deal of confusion has arisen in regard to the 
characteristics of this animal, owing to the fact that 
the earlier writers confounded it with the wolverene ; and 
thirty years ago. when the former animal was very plenty 
in almost every pad of Maine, and was quite destructive 
to young lambs, it was scarcely ever called anything else 
ihrin " wolverine; " in fact, the trapper's mimefor theani- 
mal to-day is "wolvin," which any one can see is only an 
abbreviation of the former name. It: Was only a short time 
since that the writer read an account in a Maine local paper 
team being badly frightened by a wild "annual, 
which proved to be a wolverene," meaning o\' cent rse a lynx 
as the wolverene is not found in any part of the State. 

i nil- writer's opinion that the name ••Loup cervier" 
was not given by the early French voyagers to the lynx, 
hut to the wolverene, as the name loses all significance 
when applied to the lynx, and genuine hunters would never 
he guilty of the absurdity of calling an animal a "deer- 
wolf." which has all the characteristics of a Cat, and 
■ " - on nothing larger than a rabbit. It is true that 
Richardson — I forget which — speaks of it gath- 

■ i of rnoss which deer are very fond of. piling it 
up at the foot '>f a tree, provided with a. convenient limb 
overhead for the animal to crouch on, and when the itii- 

e victim approaches to feast on the dainty repast 
so generously provided, droppingdpwn on to its hack, and 
cutting its throat with its sharp fangs. But this is pre- 
cisely what is said of the wolverene and of no other ani- 
mal, and the writer alluded to seems to have been misled 
by a confusion of names. 

The lynx has nearly disappeared from the lower and 
Central portion of Maine, but abounds in the vast forests 
of the northern border. Ir cares but little for the pres- 
ence of man, and the writer once saw a very Iarg 
shot in broad daylight within four rods of a camp door, 
where it was unconcernedly feasting em the offaj of an 
ox, slaughtered there the day before.' It must, however. 
have been greatly pressed by hunger, as it is essentially a 
uoctural animal. Its huge cushioned feet surrounded 
by a thick fringe of hair enable it to walk em the surface 
of any but the lightest fa : u ' ovi and it is an expert 

in the capture of the hare. Where these abound it has a 
curious habit of catching them, apparently for sport, 
sometimes leaving them wli ere kiiled. and again hiding 
them, as if for future Consumption. It is silent, except 
during the pairing season, which occurs in March. Then 
during the night . in thick, stormy days, it 

gives utterance to a variety of cries and calls, all more or 
less feline, and. one almost exactly resembling the " Mian" 
of a huge torn cat. They are exceedingly active, and are 
capable of making tremendous bounds, but cannot keep 
up an extended fight, and are easily treed by a dog, when 
one can be found to run the frail, which is not often. 

■e scarcely a vestige of any trail, but are so very 
cat-like in all then' movements that their earlier designa- 
tion of Felis canadensis seerns more appropriate, though 
perhaps less scientific than their later one of Lynx 

The animal is almost as easily trapped as a dog, and the 
best skins command about $2.50. But a few years ago they 
were made tin: subject of a. curious speculation. The 
skins were artificially colored by furriers, made into sets, 
and sold as "Black Lynx." They took amazingly, and 
became at once the fashion ; the raw skins trebled in 
price, while mink, which they superseeeled, 
corresponding depression. This lasted for tv i 
;tncl then there was a sudden collapse. Even the votaries 

ed any longer to pui chase a ■ i 
which the color, fur." and skin were equally 
As the first faded the second wai 
easily, and flu lasi n dmostas fc 

The other representative of the fainih . i h- 
somewhat rare in Maine, and is palled by hunters " wild 
cat" and "bobcat." I believe this to be the animal so 
spoken of as being killed in different sections 
Of the New England States while ngaj 
roosts, etc., though it is often caUi I 
latter animal, in my opinion, is never found at □ 

1 in the wilder- 

; 'est ; but the bay lynx is found in the lower 
portion of the State, in small forests surrounded by fields. 
What strengthens my belief that it is often called the 
Canada lynx is the fact that this animal is shown in the 
pictorial illustrations in Webster's Unabridged as a veri- 
table wild cat, with a ringed tail i i in length at 

hi ; rlifferenei one can detect be • 

•oid the bay lynx", as depicted., is simply a change in posi- 
tion! This mistake would readily be made t 
familiar with the -western bay Una i I h.- 
totsHy different in color and' mar; 
cant in size, as compared -- 

no person of common sense wouli un of calling 

the two animals the same. 

ilHstrate by a single anecdote in point : An old 
trapper caug it two of the western variety in the north- 
ern part of Maine, and never having seen anything like 
them, he brought them out just as they wen 
that is. unskinned. None of his friends would name 
I ok them to a well-known fur dealer and 
sportsman. After a long examination he pronounced 

rows kittens, a cross 
bay and Canada lynx, and bad them carefully i- 
and mounted as curiosities. And such they certainly 

were, being the first and last of their kind that were 
ever seen in the State. The writer saw them after being 
mounted, but never having seen the western lynx at 
that time, was as much in the dark in regard to their true 
I : but the following season, on 
going into the Kansas and Nebraska State Building, in 
(he Centennial grounds, he was confounded on seeing 
their exact counterpart, labeled the bay lynx. Since- 
then he has seen scores, all alike as two peas— light gray, 
with brown spots. There is not a gray hair in the Maine 

Variety, except ft narrow strip underneath. It is a very 
dark l'ediflll brown, with black spots : and it is no exagge- 
ration to say that one of them could pick up and carry off 
the western lynx as easily as a Cat could carry : ' 



A Wrong Name.— We regret that the auti I 

the article referred to in the following note should have 
been incorrectly given by lis ; 

Boston, 2ie Beacon street, August 3, 1&I§— Miter For, 
est and Stream ; — I see that you attribute the authorship 
of the paper in the Nuttidl Bulletin oil the " Rocky Moun- 
tain Golden-Eye" to J. M. Brown, By referring to the 
Bulletin vou will please observe that the real author writes 
His own name of THOMAS M. Brewer. 

Sea Lice on— A correspondent of the London 
Fishing Gazette writes : 

interest some of your renders to know how 
grilse get rid of sea lice. While I was watching some ten 
or twelve large- grilse in a deep pool in this river last sum- 
mer (the first pool that, they remain iii for any time above 
the tidal part of the river) I saw a large eel come out 
from under the stones and carefully go over the fish one 
after another and eat oil' the sea- lice. The grilse did not 
appear to object to the process in the least. 1 have men- 
tioned this to many old fishermen, who never appear to 
have noticed this oi' known it. 

To Breed Quail. — From all that we can learn from 
the experience of others, the beat way to breed quails, 
which may he easily domesticated, is to place the eggs of 
the birels under bantam hens. The following is evidence 
in point : — 

"Mr. Henry J. Stone, of Shrewsbtuy. Mass., while en- 
gaged m mowing grass in the early part of July, found a 
qtiail'snest with" sixteen eggs in it. The- bird of course 
deserted the nest, and the following day Mrs. Stone took 
■ , ,.,1 them under a bantam which desired 
to set. Yi-sterd,iv the bantam left her nest- with sixteen 
little quails all lively, ov cry egg having been hatched in 
twelve days from the time U icy were "placed under the 
hen. The' bantam is extremely proud of her brood." 

DoMi'KTK'ATkiN of Quail. — I desire to come to the as- 
sistance of J. T. Bohon on this subject, On the eli vision 
of coy grandfather's estate in Philadelphia, sixty acres 
of mostly improved kind fell to erne of my uncles, an " old 
bachelor," a little eccentric, but withal a very excellent 
i. The only building on this place at the time 
of the partition was a first rate barn, in which the owner 
lifted up a room suited to his wants as a dining-room. 
Here he spent the remainder of his life, surrounded by 
his horses, cows, and fowls. Dog nor cat had he: he 
prefered the society of fcHe birds to cats, lie never used 

el, In 

l heard 

jun, and the sound of burnt powd 
near his place : the result was that quail abounded, and 
as be made it a point to feed them regularly they became 
as tame as domestic fowls— no more shy of st rangers than 
the latter. To me the sight of these beautiful birds so 
familiarly inhabiting my worthy uncle's home was a 
gratifying sight, and confirmed my natural liking fcr 
Bob White. I have not been in thai p;irt of Pennsylva- 
nia since the death of the old gentleman, but presume 
that with new owners came new practices, and the happy 
family became dispersed. MILES. 

The Blood Tempebatube of Fishes.— We have mis- 
laid a communication of a correspondent wli 
inquiry in respect to the above, but are pleased to print 
what Professor Gill has kindly furnished us on the sub- 
ject at otu- request :— 

Washington July 31, 1ST!!. 

peeling ibi , M - tab mid state that ft gen- 

DOt range from more than two to fiyc- degrees above 
thai of the surrounding water. This general - ipplii ftbji 

Tunnies and Bomtcis, where 

"I " -'ind a temperature 

en 1 1- ied. Dr.J.nnvy. a 

-example that a bonito taken 

ity.ind a hall degrees hud 

r-l -lee- 

Voius very truly, 

Tbeo. Giu.. 

ard perfectly familiar with the ibix and the bighorn, have 
hunted both of the latter, and am satisfied at least in my 
own mind from descriptions received from different par- 
tie- out here, that we have still another species of white 
goat considerably smaller than the ibis and which has a, 
much finer fleece. This goat is something like our red 
trout out here— hard to get specimens under the observa- 
tion of competent natural] its-Inn Ihedaj will come when 
some one will forward good specimens for examination. 

An Armadillo Hunt — Washington, D. C, July 8, 

lH'ltl. — Vitifnr and Siren m .---Referring to the 
armadillo, as mentioned in your number for June 86, I 
have no recollection of ever having my attention called 
to them in Texas— my hunting in that State having been 
confined to its northern and elevated regions. But they 
abound in Tamauhpas, beyond the lower Bio Grande. 
Coming many years ago overland from Tarnpico to Mata- 
moras. a week's journey, it was my habit to stroll in ad- 
vance of my ambulance armed with gun and revolver, 
and knocking over an occasional jackass, rabbit, crane, 
Mexican cade, etc. One afternoon I encountered an ar- 
madillo, the first I had ever seen outside of a menagerie. 
Knowing his armor to be proof against small sho , I upen- 
ed upon him with my revolver, and after an exciting 
chase, during which I 'emptied five chambers, the unfor- 
tunate little pachvclerm bit the dust. Just at that mo- 
ment up came, running at full speed, my Mexican guide 
witli flashing eves and cocked revolver. To his excited 
inquiry of que hay, Seii.or 9 I pointed to the wriggling 
little quadruped. The scene was too much for his native 
politeness, and bursting into a roar of laughter he said : 
" We don't shoot those creatures, but just catch them 
With our hands : I thought vou were attacked by a tiger 
or bv robbers." However, we made game of the quarry, 
and a famous roast he made in the ashes and embers of 
om-camp-flre that night, with his belly filled with pota- 
toes, onions, and red peppers. The flavor reminded me 
of vouug pig : there was nothing musky about him. But 
( was my first and last taste of armadillo. 


i wild 

i\et Note on Albinism— Milltomi, Me., June 
:!0. 1*7(1. -Editor Forest and Stream:—! was interested 
in the letter of your correspondent "W" about Albi 
lie asks if any 'of your readers had ever known I 
bird (albino) to reach the age of a year or more? 

Ikhewa white barn swallow, Hinnido horreorum, to 
breed in Mr. John Coffin's barn in Topstield. Me., with a 
mate of the usual type. I want-eel the lard for a specimen 
for my collect-ion, but Mr. Cofrin was not willing to have 
it shot. The next, spring a white swallow with its mate 
returned to the barn and built upon the same rafter. 
The birds left; in the fall, never to return in white phira- 
n-e-e. 'the young of each year were of the usual color. 
In moulting might they not change sometimes to their 
normal color? I once had a black robin tnrdus migratoriua 
brought me from a nest; it was black as a- gri 
kept it in a cage to see how it would come out in fall 
moult. The. new feathers all came out black. In a few 
davs if began to change to white ; the tail first, then the 
wings, the othe-i feathers fast, changing to white, and as 
I had two white robins in my collection 
was more rare than Albanisin. I killed the bird and had it 
mounted ; it is neiw black, with white wings and tail. 
Yours, very truly, 

Geo. A. Boarpman. 

us) ; 1 Virginia 

■ rin 

e :e /-,.--,-,-- '-'-.--- -■--■■: 91 ill ' -!-' iti at iai«a Thpictol;* 

English Pheasants (Plwsirmxa i-.niclucvs) ; 10 Virginia Quails (Orttf* 
- ,1,,, ,,i..i nil hatched in garden. 

.Fhanic J. Thompson, Supt. 

A New Variety of Rocky Mountain Goat.— Our 
friend Captain Charles Bendire. of the First United States 
Cavalry, now stationed at Fort "Walla Walla. Washington 
Territory, and who is known to the scientific, world as 
one of the most eminent of our North American oSlogists, 
has written us a letter in which he makes reference to 
the new species of goat alluded to by a form 
spondent. He writes : 

On my last trip I passed through a section of country 
north ot the Columbia, principally new to rue, which in 
the proper season no doubt abounds in game ; but I did 
not look for any, and consequently saw but little. All 
the streams, however, notably the Ipokane River, abound 
in the finest trout of large size, and furnish excellent 
sport at this season of the year. 

I am just reading the numbers, of your paper which 
came to hand during my sis weeks' absence, and in the 
number of May 22, under the heading of ' ' Range of the 
Black-tailed Deer,' 7 signed by Geo. H. Wyman, I notice 
an item of particular interest to me. . The- writ 
of a small white goat. I have for years had i 

of the existence of such an animal; nave C03 Onde 

the subject with Professors Baird and Alien ml have 
never been able to see one or obtain the skin of one. I 

J|7/^ fennel. 

— ♦ — 


The true type of the Newfoundland clog, as judged by 
the English standard, is undoubtedly rare in this coun- 
try; and yet there may be many excellent specimens in 
the bands of non-exhibitors whose real merits have never 
been made public. We mention the English standard for 
the reason that in that country the Newfoundland is one 
Of the most popular of dogs, both as guards and compan- 
ions, and much attention has been paid not only to his 
breeding, but I ain ■■ i carefully selected 

scale ot points by which he shall be judged. Water trials 
have also been held, in winch his usefulness as a member 
of the benevolent society has been fully developed. In- 
numerable are the stories told of the sagacity of the 
Newfoundland, and almost as frequent are the pictures 
depicting his exploits. Sir E. Landseer is responsible for 
conveying to the minds of most people a wrong ira] 
sion regarding what is the true type of this breed. In all 
of his pictures he is represented as being an immense. 
ied, white and black dog, whereas the true 
Newfoundland dog, as understood by the term, should be 
all black, without any mixture of white whatever, and 
should have a straight eoat. We believe, however, that 
of late years at some of the principal shows in England 
a class was made for the white and black dog, which is 
now known as the Landseer dog, and the example has 
been followed at one of the recent shows (Philadelphia) 
in this country. A lew gentlemen ir, this country have 
given ti.t.b i ding Newfoundlands, but. as u 



rule, the =hows are very much 

lacking in quality. Dr. T. C. Stettwagan, of Philadel- 
phia, baa been breeding from an imported brace carefully 
selected in Halifax foi the purpose, At the first dog show 
held in tliis city then we <■■■.. line dogs exhibited, 
notably Leo, the property of Mr. E. B. d'EspinvlllB Hoot, 
of Philadelphia, who has bred some very good ones. Some 
years ago a. very fine brace of Newfoundland dogs was 
V , Reld i>\ i lie citizens of New- 
foundland. The bitch, Fannie, was litter sister to Cabot, 
a dog presented to the Prince of Wales. The dOg's name 
was Cesar, Two ot his progeney were exhibited at the 
show mentioni d above, ont bo h t re beat* b by Leo, 
The Leo, of whom we, print a portrait is a celebrated prize 
in England, and was selected by "Stonehenge" 
to illustrate the breed in his recent edition of "Dogsof 
the British Islands. 

In addition to the large breed which appears to be pecu- 
liar to the island of Newfoundland itself, there is a smallor 
breed winch is scattered 
over Labrador all 
is now known as the Lab- 
rador, or Lesser Nev.- 
and i: some 

KmOS also call, fl I t) 
John. It is stated that- a 
dog over tweni ; li 

.■h at theshouldor 
is almosi unknown in 
pies bred and reared 
in England from pure 
BtU attain a 

height o! I 

thirty-two inches. One 
of the most striking char- 
acteristics Ehi Log 
the benevolent expres- 
sionot' his con 
His led, particularly I be 
fore ones, should be en- 
ormous. Hr.iStal 
that his Theod 

» are the 

points far jud ugaslaii 
lowi ..,,,. i 

A careful analysis of 
them will show what 
goes to make up a per- 
fect dog of thi 
ty ;- 

owing to the tendency to a Bhort neck and weak loin. 
As a oonsequence a symmetrical doglike Leo is highly 
to be appro &d ofi 

10, Thacolor (value ojshouto be black, the richer rhe 

better; but n rusty stain in it is sn common in the native 

breed thai itahoulcl by uo means be penalized. Still, the 
jet black is so handsome in comparison with it thai I 
think, olber points being equal, it should count above 
the rusty stain in judging two dogs. A white star On 
the breast is often met with. The while and black color 

exhibited bathe Laudseer type never occurs in the true 


11. The eoar (value 6) of the Newfoundland is shaggy, 
without much undercoat, and at first sight it wouldap- 
pea i (II or much exposure to wet. It is, however, so 

thick and oily i hat it takes some time for the water to 
reach the skin through it. There, is often a natural part' 
Log down the back, and the surface is very glossy. 

IS, The tail (value 5) is Jong and gently curled on one 
side, but not, carried high. It is clothed thickly with 
b i .which is quite bushy, hut often naturally parted 
down ihe middle. 

Mr. Mapplobcck's Leo. whose portrait ac'companii a this 




1. The liuad. SB 7. Feet 5 

2. Ears and Eyes ;. 8. siw JO 

.■8. Neck in; 9. Symmetry ... . Hi 

4. Cheat. 5 m. Color B 

fi. Back 10 It. Coat .... 5 

6. I*tfS 10 \& Tail __S 

Total - 100 

■ head (value 20) is very broad and nearly flat on 
the top in each direction, exhibiting a well-marked occip- 
ital protuberance, and also a considerable brow over the 
.-ye, often rising three-quarters of an inch from the line 
of the nose, as is wed shown in the case of my present 
illustration, Mr. Mapplebeek's Leo. in which it exists to 
a greater extent than usual. The Labrador shows the 
brow also, but not nearly in so marked a manner. There 
is a slight furrow down tin- middle of the top of the head, 
but nothing approaching to a slop. The slcm on the fore- 
head is slightly wrinkled, and the coat OH the face and 
top of the head is short, but not so much so a.s in the 
curlv retriever. Nose wide in all directions, but of aver- 
age length, and moderately square at the end. with open 
nostrils" the whole of tile jaws covered with short hair. 

2. Eyes and Ears lvalue" 5, i— The eyes of this dog are 
small and rather deeply set ; but there, should be no dis- 
play of the haw or third eyelid. They are generally 
brown, of various shades, but light rather than dark. 
The ears are small, clothed with short hair on all but the 
edges, which are fringed with longer hair. 

5. The neok (Value 10) is often short, making the dog 
look chumpy and inelegant. This defect should always 

led to, and a dog with a sufficiently lee . I by ne< b 
should have the full alio a the other hand a 

short, chumpy one is so often met with that even if pres- 
i . possessor of it should not be penalized with neg- 
ative points. The throat is clean, without any develop- 
ment of frill, though thickly clothed with hair. 

4. The 8ll/e3t (value o) is capacious and rather round than 
flat j back ribs generally short. 

6. The book (Value 10) is ol ten slack and weak, but in 

i tably in Leo, there is a line devel- 

■ ele; accomp tying this weak back there 

a a rolling and weak walk. 

0. The kgs (value 10) should be very bony and straight, 

well clothed with muscle on the arms and lowei thighs 

Elbows well let down, and neither in nor out. Both the 

fore and hind legs are thickly feathered, but not to any 

... a'. ; o often a double dew claw. 

,ii thin soles. 
■ etlytbis dog soon 
becomes foot-son b Is and cannot accompany a 

horse or carnage at 

8. In site (value Hi) the Newfoundland should be at 
least twenty-five inches in height, and il eyond h 

it is a merit rather than a defect, as explained in the 
above remarks. Many very fine and purely-bred speci- 
mens reared in this county "have been from thirty to flur- 
ry-two inches high. 
$ r The symmetry (value 10) of this dog Is often defective. 


article, is the finest Newfoundland I have ever seen, ex 
hibiting nil his best points in proportion, without the 
short neck and weak back which are so often met with. 
He is by Windle's Don, out of Meg of Maldou, and is a 
great grandson of Mr. Robinson's Carlo, a first-prize win- 
ner at Birmingham and Islington in 1864 and 18(15. 

THE GqrdoK Setter, Don. — In our report of the Roch- 
ester dog show it was stated that the judges passed over 
tho Gordon setter, Don, entered in the puppy class, prob- 
ably because they thought he was over twelve months 
old" His owner. Mr. E, A, Van Valser, of Oneida, for- 
wards us a letter from Mr. A. F. Mullin, of Mount Holly 
Springs, Pa., breeder of the dog. in which it is certified 
that Don was whelped on the 6th of September. This 
settles the question as to the dog's age, and removes from 
Ins owner any imputation, although we believe none was 
made, of having misrepresented it. 

Mr. W, Z, Comstock's bitch, Nellie, whelped on the 
20th of July three dog-s and one bitch pup, by his dog 
Young Trap. 

gen mid §ivci[ jW%. 


solved Salmon, Scihnoglu- 



Muskalonge. ,'SS'I 
Pike or Pickerel 
Yellow Perch. P 
Grayling, Thyinu 

■■mlmwlcn'.; M. nigticc 

Sea Boss, Oentrmtrfstte otrwrtua. Bhieiish, Pomatmium snltrlv. 

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Geay Cofijjs, No. 10 and ll.-Body, silver-gray mohair Ubped 
with orange silk : feet, light gray buckle wound over peacock's 
herl ; wings and eerie, hyaline. 

Baowu OOFLTH, No. 10 and 11— Body, gray uud bright ehtrot mo- 
hair mixed; feet, dark gray hackle wound over peaeook's horl; 
wings and setae, gray hyaline, 

The gnat files uamed for April. 

The Quaker for evening and moonlight. No. 7 and 8. Body, 
gray wound with honey-yellow hackles; wings, made of feather 
from an owl- 

The white moth, for dark nights, No. U and 7. Body, feet und 
wings a pure white. 

The stone (lies continue ou the water until the close of the season 

At this season uso the small flics for day fishing, and the large 
files for evening and night. 

The Leopard Pish. — This is the name given to a new 
fish, of which the first specimen was caught recently by 

Capt. W. H, Kirby, of Gloucester, Mass. It belongs to 
. i ens Lopli-ohUilus ; has an adipose fin on the 
top of the head ; the dorsal extending from shout twe- 
fchirdS of the fish to the caudal ; the under tin on the 
belly continuous. ft is yellow, with spots; hence its 
name. There have been quite a number of them caught, 
the fishing ground being fifty miles south by east of No- 
man's Land, in seventy- five fathoms of water. Cod bait 
and hook are used. The fish is pronounced to be 
excellent eating, and may have commercial value. 

Sport .Uau no POET I.aimmii:. -An army surgeon sta- 
tioned in Fori I.aramie, Wyoming Territory, sends us 
notes of a little excursion up the Laramie river in com- 
pany with Mr. John P. < 'nllins. a fish culturist, to a locali- 
ty some thirteen miles above the post, where they caught 
one hundred and forty-nine wall-eyed pike with minnows. 
The lot weighed over two hundred pounds, and were all | 
taken in one day. These fish afford very good sport, 
The Senile Sea Serpent Seasonably seen, — Tfi&gea 

. captain with a penchant 

for visions of the sea 
serpen! (usually beheld 
through the bottom of 
it small -la-s darkly), has 

1 u derelict this 

year. The patient-wait 
ing, long-expect a :ir i ub 
lie, which always de- 
mand- tnon sea serpe^ 
than the most accom- 
niodiitini; mariners can 
reasonably supply, had 
shading its eyes 
with its hand and gazing 
afar out to sea all this 
summer : but no huge 
reptile of the deep had 
rewarded its vision, until 
last week a dispatch was 
senljfrom I lalilax (<■ the 
New Vi.rk Herald, an- 
nouncing that Captain 
Sampson, of the schooner 
Louisa Montgomery, had 
when ten miles east of 
Pictou Island sighted the 
long-lost monster. It was 
one hundred feet long 
(regulation length), and 
" about the size of a bar- 
rel " — flour barrel or gun 
barrel not specified. The 
serpent •' was going 
straight along at the rate of seven knots an hour." It is a 
pity that the crew of the Louisa should lose a fortune by 
neglecting to capture this Pictouresque monster which ties 
itself into seven knots an hour. A real, live sea serpent 
like this, one hundred feet long, clad in a red shirt, its nose 
suitably colored with sour mash, sailing around a saw- 
dust track in Gihuore's Garden in a six days' go-as-you- 
please pedestrian match-with Old Sport, would bring 
in more half dollars to theZowtsu's crew than all the 
profits of the lumber trade of Nova Scotia. 

The public's thirst for sea serpents, however, has abated. 
Let us hope, in the interest of science and pedestrian 
managers, that the next high old sea's son, who sails the 
seas on, in the serpent season, when next he sees one, 
will not cease un-til he doth it seize on and lug it into 

Indian Pishing Methods.— From the subjoined com- 
munication it will be seen that the pound net is of very 
early origin in this country. We can hardly agree with 
our correspondent, however, in ascribing its adoption by 
the white man to an imitation of aboriginal methods. 
The pound net existed long before the mound builders, 
and long before the first canoe brought to the sands of the 
Pacific shore the progenitors of the so-called American 
races. It is altogether probable that the net method of 
fishing was adopted at a very early stage in the history of 
man. Its principle of construction involves no scientific 
attainments, nor any refinement of mechanical skill, 
Certainly, every expert angler will uphold us when we 
venture the hypothesis that the conception of the net was 
evolved from the savage brain long before the first rude 
suggestion of a hook was baited. The piscator primeval 
who went out with the fish-hawk and the otter to satisfy 
his craving for something to eat, we may safely assume, 
captured ltis breakfast iu tho easiest possible manner. And 
it required little ingenuity of invention and very limited 
manual dexterity for this hungry savage to drive his fish 
into a bole or shallow, and there "scoop him in." The 
next step, there being no hole, naturally was to make one; 
and we may discover in this primitive, rude bark contri- 
vance of withes and rushes, the original of our perfected 
net of to-day wrought of steam-spun lines. The fisher- 
men of the Nineteenth Century have unproved the de- 
vice in construction only, they have not altered its prin- 

As the pound net fisherman of the present day is usinjf 
precisely the same methods of work that were employed 



by his savage progenitors, if vrc look carefully we may 
also sometimes discover, along with this permanence of 
implement type, some sun iva.1 of savage mode of thought, 
^original lack of logic, and possibly woeful want of wis- 
dom. Not a great way indeed above his savage prototype 
in the fisherman who is incited by unthinking greed to 
eet at noughl not only the statutes of the community, but 
the simplest and best known laws of nature ; and who 
exterminates at once the fish, and in them his owe means 

of future livclili I. f ■■'Mill-men who have given piuch 

attention to the protection of food fishes will readily 
testify to this crudity of common sense among a class of 
market fishermen, which is in its way as touch of a survi- 
val of early barbarism as is the pound net — the moral of 
which would serin to be, that to gain for our important 
fishes the needed protection from poachers and ignorant 
betters, we must begin at the foundation ; take the rising 
generation of prospective fishermen and send them to 
school and to .Sunday-school; give them too a thorough 
Course of State fish reports, and let them be armed and 

if not in abstruse principles of polita 
oiy, at least in those simple rules of arithmetic, which 
beach thai nothing multiplied bynotning makes nothing, 
and that two taken from two leaves nothing. They 
might also with profit be sufficiently coached up in Latin 
to understand the phrase Qmne uivum ab ovo; and 
give them enough science to apply the principle to animal 
life in general and fishes in particular. Then they may 
return to their nets, clothed and in then- right minds ; and 
game constables and fish wardens may snuff out their 
dark lanterns and sleep the sleepof the just : they will no 
longer be compelled to wage unequal war against savages. 
But to return to OUl' Indian-. : 

Col. C. G. Jones, of Augusta, Georgia, in his " Antiqui- 
ties of the Southern Indians," says ; "In the "Admiranda 
NoiTatio." of De Brv. Frank fori. [590, we find a distinct 
representation of one Of these fish traps, with extended 
wmgs. one pf which reaches the shore, the other far-out 
into the water. It is made of canes or small poles, firmly 
stuck in the mud. so as to preserve an upright position. 
They are securely fastened together with withe-, thus 
forming a sort of hedge or rustic fence, through which 
the fishes are unable to force a passage. In the middle is 
an opening leading into a circular enclosure. This by u 
circuitous opening communicates with a second pen, this 
m like manner with a third, and that with a fourth, each 
somewhat smaller than the former. Indians are seen in a 
canoe, dipping up the fish with a Bcoop-not." 

So that, the destructive pound-net. which has ruined so 
inany of our best fisheries, instead of being a Zanbeo in- 
vention, is merely a copv of a device of the Indians, and if 
further proof of this is needed it will be found in the state- 
apt. Ribault, in his "True TMscoverye Of Terra 
Florida," who describes !'a labarvntho or maze, made 
with great reeds, with many turns and crooks" which he 
saw in the River of May. now called the St. John's. 

Col. Jones quotes the following passage from Adair's 
"History of the American Indians " : " The Georgia tribes 
have a surprizing method of fishing under the edges of 
rocks that stand over dee)) places in the water. There 
they pull off their red breeches, or their long strip Of 
stroud cloth, and wrapping it around their arm so as to 
reach to the lower part of the palm of the right hand, 
they dive under the rock where the large cattish lie to 
shelter themselves from the scorching beams of the sun. 
and to watch for prey. As soon as these fierce aquatic 
animals see that tempting bait, they immediately seize it 
with the greatest violence ; then is the time for the diver. 
He opens his hand, seizes the voracious fish bv its tender 
parts, and at last brings it safe ashore." 

Here is a kind of sport demanding muscular strength 
and boldness, worthy the attention of our young sports- 
men— certainly nobler than the bow and arrow amusement 
now so popular. 

But the author goes on to say : •' They also shoot fish 
with arrows and stupefy them with various roots and 
seed ; catch fliem in crails or baskets made of hickory 
splints, and spear them with long caues with points har- 
dened in the fire. These Indians appear also to have used 
nets of various kinds, as great quantities of stone sinkers or 
plummets are found about the sites of their villages. The 
narrative of De Soto's march indicates that east nets of 
various kinds were made and need bj the natives. Very- 
few hooks have been found, and those wen- of bone." 

In that beautiful legendary poem, "The SongofHia- 
jfcatha," Mr. Longfellow describes his Indian hero' as fish- 
ing with a line of twisted cedar bark for the great pike of 
the Gitche-Gumee, the Maskenoza ; and hauling line in 
hand over hand, making the canoe, stand up endwise in 
the water ; then he catches a suufish or bream, of such 
huge dimensions that the canoe is whirled round incudes. 
Then he hooks the mishe-nahma, the sturgeon, the king 
of fishes, who in his rage swallows both Hiawatha and 
the canoe. The poet made a mistake in attributing this 
feat to the sturgeon, which has no mouth to speak of, 
while there are, or have been, specimens of Esox npbilfor 
in the great lakes, which with slight: poetic license, might 
be equal to it. rj, 

Japanese Bakbless Hooks.— We have before us some 
very delicate Japanese trout hooks which came to us with 
the following letter. They are ried on very fine gut. with 
black hackle, peacock body, and solid gilt head, and have 
no barb. They are as diminutive as any Scotch Ih we 
ever saw. We tmderstand that barbless hooks have been 
in Japan formauj oentui Lea ; and it long experience 
has proven to the people of that country that they are the 
best, taud they seem to use them exclusively ,) « hj . tin a, 
Mr. Seth Green stands hacked by a mighty moral power! 
and can place a very tall feather in his fishing cap : that's 
all ! In shape these Japanese hooks include two-thirds 
of a perfect circle : 


Editor Forext and Stream — 

Verily there is nothing new under the sun, in proof oi' 
which I enclose a couple of Japanese needle pointed flies. 

I suppose that Seth Green thought that he was inventing 
something new when he introduced the barbless hooks, 
but here are souk; from Japan, the same as they have been 
using for centuries. They were sent tome Ivy a young 
Japanese, who writes thai they Use them for trout, or a 
lish resembling our trout, running from one quarter to one 
pound, The bend and general look of the fly strikes me as 
not bad, and with the exception of the gold'hcad. is about 
the same as some English (lies I have for brook trout. 

I have been reading your letters with meat pleasure. It 
is the first account of Canadian salmonjiahrngtbat 1 have 
seen which gives any true idea of it. and if generally read 
would stive some of our would-be salmon fishermen a use- 
less journey and expensive outfit. It is extraordinary the 
ignorance there is about the mattot . 

i'anmm 'Eseuminac, I'. Q., ■I>il>i 27. — If any of your 
readers who are tired of angling for " lingerlings " in the 
depleted streams of Pennsylvania and New York, will 
come to this place, they may be able to take a few trout 
ranging from two to five pounds, in one of them 
liftil rivers in America. This place is fifteen mfii I 
Campbellton, on the [uter-Golonial Railway, twenty-four 
hours by rail from .Montreal. As the result ri 
morning's fishing, I hod one trout weighing SI ponnds, 
two Of e- pounds, one of 2 pounds, and one of IJ ponnds 
weight. This was bv no means an unusual catch, but 

certainly afforded inore exciting sport thantakin eefal 

hundred oi the little fellows still left in the streams near 
New Vo.-k. 

Comfortable lumbermen's camps may be found near 
the banks of the river as tar up as it has ever been fished. 
Mr. Daniel Brown— from whom as guardian of the river 
permits to fish may be obtained— -lives at this place, has 
excellent accommodations at bis house, and is in all res- 
pects most gentlemanly and accommodating \ Jusl such a 
man as a true sportsman lov'es to meet, and can appre- 
ciate. A moderate license fee is charged for privilege to 
fish, fishing continues goo'l until September. S. 

New BiHNswiek MrAiliim JiofUvii. July 26, — With 
N. S. Dickey, of Boston, I left that eitrj 23d ink., at eight 

o'clock A. M, OH Steamer New Yorji, of [. S. 9. Line, for 

St. Stephen, N, B„ distance, three hundred miles, Ar- 
rived 24th, 3 P. M. ; fare SI."' 11 . Put up at the •• Queen's," 
a good hotel nit h moderate charges. Left at 0.-10 A. M. 
25th, on N. B. a: 1 1. h\ for this place, distance thirty-five 
miles, fare $1.23. Arrived at twelve, noon, a1 Junction 
House kept bv .James Haddock, a good hotel with all the 
luxuries of Hie season and very moderate char.!. 
proprietor is always pleased to sic sportsmen and 
pilot them to fishing grounds, of which there are plenty 
in an hours' ride east, west, north .and south of thestation. 
After trains were off at three o'clock 1'. M. he took US On 
S hand car four miles to a blanch of the ( •fanberrv. where 
we secured thirty-eight fine trout, to two rods, and got 
back before sundown. The water is very cool for the sea 
son and the trout rose well to the tlv and were strong. 

Flies all gone and fishing is a pleasure, To-day we go up 

the line nine miles to Sugar Brook, wh.-re we are to he 
joined by John Stewart. Supt. N. B. & C. R. for a trip to 
Fifth Lake, four miles on "a tote ' road. This lake ha- 
never heen fished, except in the winter a little bv lumber- 
men, and is lull of huge trout. We will bethefirsi party 
to cast flies on its waters. Mr. Stewart will Eetehalong 
his boat, and George and Bobby Glem will serve as 
guides. I have visited this section the past two summers, 
and find trout, ducks, partridges and bears in great abun- 
dance. But let no feather-bed sportsmen come here. This 
is a wilderness, and rough at that; but those who are wil- 
ling to rough it in primitive style will find rare sport. A 
letter in advance to John Stewart as above, relative to 
sport and route, will be duly replied to. Passengers on 
the .Yen- York will find it an advantage to makethoac- 
ipiaintance of Andrew Taylor, chief engineer, a sports- 
man thoroughly ]Misted, and a courteous, modest gentle- 
man. I should mention that the Silver Doctor was most 
killing. Corporal Lor W.wti ir.i.n. 

New Jhbsey, Forked River, Jvly -'.—The past week 
has been the best fishing solar this season. On Mondav. 
our yacht the. Belle, with Mr. W. M. Leslie, of New York, 
came in with 115 weakfish : on the following Thursdav. 
368 fish, the largest catch of the season: they were caught 
bv Mr. \V. M. Leslie, Jr., in our yatch, and within a mile 
and-halfof the house. To-day the boat came in with 
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Kirkland. of Xew York, they having 
caught in a few hours 185 fish. A. 

^C BtrNKEU FtsiiiNf;.— From July 21 to July 2(5, the Peconic 
Oil Works, of Shelter Island, took 400.000. caught chiefly 
in Long Island Sound by steemer Peeonie, The Eawkins' 
Works caught 408.000 last week, 

We hear that now Long Island Sound is full of lish. but 
only the steamers can follow them and bring them in to 
the' factories in season, for the lish soon spoil, and as soon 
as they begin to decay they are unfit, for use. either for oil 
or scrap manure. Avery large number of sailing era ft 
and steamers tire now engaged in this business off the 
southern coast of Long Island and Long Island Sound, 
which are the best fishing grounds. I have a bower of 
cedar trees overlooking Peconic Bay, and from it yester- 
dav with mv glass, counted over forty fishing vessels. 
' McL. 

Light Bass Rods.— Editor Forest and Stream:— I, 
noticed in your last week's paper, an article on Cape 
Vincent, in "which a gentleman speaks of catching black 
bass on a sixteen ounce rod with a fly, even two at a 
time. Allow me as an old fly fisherman to say that 1 do 
not consider that by am means a light rod for that style 
of fishing. The veteran anglers who use the fly for buss 
at Clayton and like places, seldom use a rod over eight or 
ten ounces in weight ; manv is the time I have killed two 
bassat a cast on the St. Lawrence on my eight ounce 
trout rod. Mr. Hume of Ale.vmdrin Bay. killed a tew 
seasons ago. a muskalonge weighing twenty-seven pounds 
on a seven and a half ounce rod. Mi Robert Lawrence ol 
1 hishnej. L. L. killed last week a twetitry>two pound lake 
trout on a ten ounce rod, and there are-many such exploits 
on record. W, Hot 

Keeping Minnows \i.r.i:. -A correspondent UiStau- 
ford. Ky., writes . •• 1 ha^e lately dried a tonj 
plated t \p,rhiient with minnows. Put about a table- 
spoonfu] of common salt .in each three-gallon supply 
bucket, little more than a third full of water, fully one 
hundred minnows in each from three to sis inches long. 
Buckets tied together, cloth wrapped over each to prevent 
waste of water ; throw across a saddle, and horse kept 
constantly men log the two hours and ten romutesrequirea 

to tench the river. Have never seen salt recommended 
by writers, Tried it on recommendation of an acquain- 
tance who knew its virtue. Even in April and May, with 
two changes of water, I never succeeded so well "in pre- 
serving minnows over the same road" 


Oconto, Wis., July, 18T9. 
Editor Forest an i Stre< it 

Early In Juno I Started with my wlfo to camp out, at tho invita- 
tion of four other college friends. OB the banks of beautiful Man- 
dota, one of t!ir two lakes which encircle theOIty of Madison, Wis- 

consin. The tmnlts of this lake rise at int 
lar, to t lie height of fifty or sixty feet, fi 
houlders who.'e rich cream color. Visible 
of the water, turns its azure lo green, 
eeel venture of the grand ol I 

amis upon thbt 
out the wilOlt 

•ly perpondicu- 
rged limestone 
in the deaths 
o green, and seems to add to the 
which o'er shadow the 
se treacherous slopes, the cattle :i n-l miniature grottos echo 
i-loiiy tar over the water. Years 
■ i wild fowl from these lakes was 
i i tbous- 
est tlsh go luted to swarni through- 
r waters. To-day there seems to 
i fowl bave mostly de- 
•eat, Thou quail Hew about the 
Park, and the unbroken prairies 
riotis Hunt nig, because your light 
of your dogs : but to day tho quail 

phsotoii could follow tho i 

havebeen ruthlessly trapped and are gone, mid liie prairies teem, 

tts far ns the eye 

Con, hum the "i 

gleanings ,1 0(h 

Bach, with the golden harvests of cMUssa- 
' have nil been gardened In with the 

then, as we fat by the evening camp, and watched 
tie- .a in smoke 'to; i away lUse the phantom of the past, and indo 
tathedarkn h ofsomo of the com- 

panionsofoi cons hearts, like those 

of nil true sportsmen, wore a burden too heavy for none out them- 
i-il.v wondered if la tho ■' happy hunting grounds" be- 
yond the darkness, they still thought of the friends and the field 

sport-- of their earthly sojourn and loDgfld, a._ WC did, to again 
■ -,,-. of our youth's happy hours. 

■ .;>• of pike, pickerel, while. 
Perch are plentiful, lmt to me they 

do not seem to have tha flavor of tl [ Jjake Mietngt ■>• being 

neither so white, Dnu, or delicious tvben cooked. I think, too, 
there is a difference In their hacls Bus from those of thegreat 
lakes. Whiteness Bshing Is tho attraction at Madison. Itfsa 
grand slglli to look down In tha clour, transparent depths and see 
lime- aids Of these beautiful lish swimming in Shoals. The live 
minnow is the Usual Bait, but by trolling you can oatch them 

with tho -i a whon tijey bite at all. They like partly cloudy. 

days, like aUilsli in summer, and bite early In the 
morning or between fourandseven in theafternpan. Weeaught 
more fish than we could cut or give away, and rather than lie 
wasteful, instead o£ li-hhi'-r. amused ourseives with tho exclusive 
absurdities of a free camp-Uf e, out ol sight of the world and Its 
fashionable formaline--. 

Two weeks aoou found ua reluctantly breaking camp and once 
more returning to busy life, -l« remit' \ Rutt. 

Lice on Canabitss. — Woodward's Medicated Bird 
Perches and Swings ought to ba •'' a universal sale. They 
cure and prevent lice and vermin in coops and cages. 

guchting and *j>o<iUng. 


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OIU i-ei:al you bull ' i: 

be light 

o uglu tlv mtii 

he earned wi n- ! 

i, inc. the ci-e - must il ' ured strar.- 

cy one end, or k-o i couple o:' hours in 
bargaining with a cloae-flsled ■ iU require a 

eoujils oi "lu.uis to hitch up and | 
tho wugun. Twocanoeiflt ieit canoe 

almoat. any distance, hut it tnnv Invariably be ob=er,-ed 
il hea in the side and cricks in the back bear a 



fixed relation to the weight of the craft. The Breeze' 
Lb one of the class of heavy canoes. Her gallant captain, 
before she was launched, conclusively demonstrated on 
paper that she could safely run Niagara Falls and that 
"considering her groat strength she is a light boat." 
The boat-keeper once helped to carry her from the water 
to the boat-house and was so exhausted by his prodigious 
effort that nothing less than a fee of fifty cents will cow 
induce him to bear a hand. Her captain lias since sold 
her to a yoling Hercules' for half her cost, and the club 
i* thus relieved of the necessity of adding a yoke of 
oxen and log chains to its appliances. The Arijo, on 
the other hand, weighs about thirty pounds, and her 
captain carries her with less effort than is net 
the management of a good sized cotton umbrella in a 
fresh breeze. The canoe is a cruising craft and limst be 
carried from stream to stream, and therefore ii is bet- 
ter to sacrifice strength to lightness than lightness to 
strength. The mean of the two qualities is what is de- 
sired. The light canoe is of course faster under paddle. 

Canoe materials are innumerable. White cedar is ex- 
cellent, oak is heavy ; baaswood and pine fair. The 
paper canoes built by E. Waters & Sons, of Lausitig- 
burg, N. V., are superb boats, but they are not included 
in the class of low-priced canoes. 

Canvas has been tried and answers the purpose admir- 
ably. The first of these canoes, i( is believed, 
Qui Vive, built by Mr. Isaac F. West, of thi 
Canoe Club. The construction is so simple that with the 
material, a jackknife, saw and plane, any man of ordi- 
nary ingenuity may build a canoe in which he may cross 
the continent:. The purpose for which the canoe is to 
be used will determine her form and interior arrange- 
ment, If she is to be a smooth water racing canoe she 
will be a modification of the common shell and afford 
no room for sleeping or stowage. 


Racing Canoe. 

A canoe that is to cruise upon small rivers and creeks 
and to run rapids, is more serviceable without a keel and 
straight stern post, and may dispense with a rudder, while 
for work on large rivers.' bays, and open sea all these 
appliances, with addition of "slices or false keels, are 
serviceable. If the canoeist will deny himself the graii- 

Scati Ii ' ii 'i Ins canoe lie l'nav earn ■■ 


Anything but oars is admissible. They may be car- 
ried in barren countries where fire wood is scarce. 

A double canoe is better than none, because a mai 
may take aboard a load of ballast and sail her alone. Th. 
single canoe allows the cruiser the privilege of _. iinf 
s. It is the symbol of generosity, at 
. other canoe the right to do the same tiling. 

The Yieo-Oommodore is silent on the subject of dOubli 
canoes, though usually exercising the right of the citi.-.ei 
to express his opinions. He has Been reticent about three 
weeks. Four of the club, including the Vice, started in 
single canoes, of course, from the boat-house for the LUe 

They beat down against the tide, until the Vice sudden- 
ly put about and earnestly pointed to the lowering clouds 
in the southwest. A few rain drops pattered on I 
decks : the captains stowed their rigging below, adjusted 
rubber aprons and took to paddle. 

""Where's the Vtcef 

Three canoeists were startled. 

"Where's the Vice';" passed along the line. The flag- 
ship's powerful marine-glass swept the lower bay; the 

Secretary shouted as he had not done since the days Of 
schoolboy declamation ; the Argo's captain was just 
about to generously heave overboard his pet cork life-pre- 
server when a youngster on a passing sloop shouted : 

••There e is', mister! Don't hi pin.?'! 

canoes swung quarter around and watched the 
retreating officer. For a moment he ceased paddling. 
Against the breeze— now perceptably freshened— the fleet 
caught the faint words: ■•Pull for the boa t -house ! It's 
going to ram !" 

The fleet, however, kept its course, but (he Captains 

Idly of court-martial. The Idle Horn- was made 

ueiit too soon, for the shower came down as the 
canoes were hauled out. The coffee and sandwiches weii- 
iead, and all hands were speedily made comfortable. 
That night, when the fleet landed 'at the boat-house, a 
disconsolate being emerged from the darkness — a drench- 
ed being who was striving hard to bear up under accu- 
mulation of misfortunes. 

"Hallo. Vice! that you? Why, what's lb. 

asked the sympathetic secretary. 

I, Mat*tafrmat-at-terI" answered the Vice as crisply as 
he could while his teeth were beating a long roll. "Mat- 
ter? con-found it! J was caught by the shower and 
drenched : then in my deuced hurry to get ashore I fell 

No one smiled outwardly. 

"Well, my dear fellow, why don't you change your 
clothes?" inquired the secretary, 

" Change my clothes !" Here the teeth drummed furi- 

"Change my Clothes! They are in the Commodore'' 
locker, and be has the key." 

As the party left the boat-house the Arga.i captain 
handed the Viee a cigar and quietly, remarked : " Go in a 
double canoe next time, Vice; the chances are that the 
other fellows won't back out." 

The canoe's length should he determined by bet cap- 
tain's length and weight. A canoeist of TOO pounds' 
weight should use a ca i thai is fourteen feet long. 

Five inches of length should he ridded for each additional 
twenty- pounds of weight. The cruising canoe should be 
so constructed that she may be slept in comfortably ; 
therefore this rule must sometimes be departed from 'to 
accommodate extraordinary length of limb. Ti i 
beam should, however, he' always the same. Twenty - 
nine inches al the top of the gunwale and thirty-one 
inches at a point three inches below is convenient widl h 
for paddling, and with flat bottom and usual depth of 
ten and one-half inches affords good bearings. The canoe 
may be built with many or few interior fittings. Water- 
tight compartments may he dispensed with, and the lug- 
gage carried in rubber bags— one forward and the other 

Belleville (Ont.) is a lively town, and it has 

i lively 

and stern parts, heel, keelson, bulkheads and strips. 

The stem and stein posts a 
inch thick at the dotted line- 
half inch or less at the outer li 

slots one-quarter inch dee| 

hackmatack pieces, one 
nd beveled down to 009- 
I. In these pieces there 
that receive the strips. 

aft. The Compartments add somewhat to the cost of the 
canoe. The best canvas canoes are identical with the 

inoes built by Fvcrsou, of Williamsburg, and . , , J,.,' • . -. f» , ' ' y . 

Konhr, of Harlem. The construction is shown by the yaohtclub, which prides itself upon the performances of 
following diagrams: | its yachts. The Belleville Intelligencer, which is as lively 

as the town it furnishes with 
news, has the following concern- 
ing the account of the recent 
Ella-Katie. Gray I 

Some would-be nautical gen- 
ius has sent from Oswego to 
the New York FOREST AND STREAM what purports to 
be B descripti m of the international yacht race at Kings- 
ton. The value of this production can be judged of from 
the fact that it states that at the start the wind was from 
the nor'-nor'-west and light, and that the squall struck 
the yachts from the nor-nor'-east, drifting the Ella far 
to windward of her course. The wind was from the 
southwest at the start, blowing fresh, and the squall came 
from the west, veering to the northwest, which tin ■■■■■■. i he 
Ella to leeward— not to windward, where her captain and 
crew would have given a good deal, to have been. Let 
the Oswego writer try again. 

Tn justice to the Bay of Quinte Yacht Club we print 
the following very able account of the match, which did 
not reach us in time for the last issue : 

Beli.vim.k. .Ici.v 17. 
Editor Forest anil Stream : 

The International Yachl Have between thesloops Wm 
and Kittle G-ray, of BollvtUe. for 8250 a side, which roi 
challenge from the owner of the former, was decided at Kingston 
on Tuesday, the 15th ult. The race was over a coarse oi thirty 
miles (nearly tin it y-ii peget l( 
with a patent log, and the ri 
Both are handsoiuo crafts 

The keel, one inch by inch ; keelson, one-half inch by two 
inches: both of oak. and the stem and stern posts are 
bolted together. 

The mould of (be midship section is then placed in 
position, six inches aft of the tone midship section. This 
mould gives the canoe its distinctive shape ami largely 
determines its usefulness under sail and paddle, U it 
gives great depth the canoe will be slow under paddle ; 
if little beam and bearings, she will be crank and treat 
her captain to upsets. 

The above outs represent themidship sections of the !:■<>' Boy, 
■ .lie-, and Sliadwl) types in the order named. 

For cruising purposes the Shadow and Herald are the 

l and superior sailing quali- 
.<• preter the Shadow, because she 
wind and is better adapted for work 
by-nine inches on deck 
g. At a point three 
n should be thirl \ -one 
ind a half inches. Th 
finch pine are then p] 

i should not have th. 

i belov 

s. Th. 

best, as th 
ties. hi these two 
win s ;u | closer to th. 
in rough seas, ' v , 
lent beam for pad. lli 
the.l". k line the bei 
depth should be ten 
bulkheads of one-hi 
tion. Their form si 
Of theitoh Boy. Tin 
of the midship section. 

They are not absolutely necessary, and to lit them 
neatly requires mechanical skill. They should be notched 
to receive the strips. The sale strips" are of spruce and 
planed on both sides, one in.b by one-quarter inch, except 

the gunwale strip, that is one and a quart. -r bv one quar- 
ter ineli. and rests against a three-quarter inch square 
iuwale. They are fastened to stem and stern posts with 
brass screws." The lines at the bow should be slightly 
convex. The concave lines pile up- the water and thus 
retard the progress of the canoe. The ribs may be made 
of split barrel-hoops, and should be placed about five 
inches apart. The deck should have a camber of two 
inches. The timbers should be of pine and very light, 


Oak knees contribute to the strength oi the canoe. 
The masts, when stowed below, may be suspended from 
them. The floor board rests upon strips that tire screwed 
through the keelson to the keel. The canvas should be 
light, but close and hard. No. 8 is quite heavy enough, 
It should be forty-eight inches wide, that there mav be 
10 break at the keel.' t'.inoes that arc covered with 

gle-width ' 
sir must be t 
The keelson ai 
and the edges 
coated with wh 
The fabric is t 
may be laid 


.vbite lead 


screwed in 

coated wit! 

the grooves, t. 

copper tacks. 

the inside of tl 

The hatches mav be of ca 

rendered water-tight bv : 

They should he fastened'.!.. 

The canoe should then l« 

.. rally leaky. To ct 
trned bottom up and the keel removed, 
id groves into which the canvas is laitl 
of the water-tight bulkheads should be 
ite lead, that may be laid on with a brush, 
icn cut exactly midway the sides until it 
oothly upon the keelson and then turned 


,der : 

•laps tl 

le. Tl 

The keel 


, tin 

bolted or 
ving been 
: to follow 

ne I with 
. taked to 

first 1 

then en 

securely fast 

mwalo "and ii 
ck should be of canvas, 
r wood. They may be 
strips at. their edges, 
th brass thumb screws. 
treated to a light mixture of 

oiland white lead, and may then be' painted to suit the 
fancy of the canoeist. It is well, especially for a cruise. 
to paint the inside. 

The copper mast lubes are one and three-quarter Laches 
in diameter, and an- Btepped in a block screwed through 
the keelson i,, the keel, The dandy mast is three feet 
eight inches from the stern post, and the mainmast four 
feet from the stem post. There are several simple .1. v. 

for steering 
lead from tli 

sliding bulkh 
rest on the tc 
Such an anai 
as it admits . 
The cost of 

ill. 'the feet. The Babble's rudder lines 
<■ yoke through the cockpit, combing and 
cad. They an- fitted with stirrups that 
e ot the Bhpi . tun I may 1 asilv thrown off. 

igemenl is preferable to the common yoke, 
a easy adjustmenl to any length of limb, 
taterial for such a canoe is about $18. Tl 

Argo cost less than $10. It possesses the requisite quali- 
ties of beauty, capacity, strength, stiffness, and speed. 
It may be paddled and sailed, slept in. railroaded, carted. 
and dragged, and when the canvas succumbs to weather 
or knocks, it nitty be removed and new put on at small 

CRUISING, — Owing to recent absence on a cruise to the 
eastward, correspondents will please bear with the una- 
voidable delay in attending to their inquiries, and the 
reader will overlook sundry typographical errors in late 
issues. The racing record "will be brought up to date at 
the earliest opportunity, 

being ole' 
whioh me 

ii to 

, being 
5 twonty-c 

Vert, but bal 

an oven-hang! 

hurt, therein 

greatly Improi 

as per 11 ever 

Theearlv j 

o'clock a nice 

fixed for the 

start it was bloi 

and fresheni! 

si sit that. The 

from a buoy 

at Bwtft'sdoo 

Island (about 

two iind-n-half 

ell the penltl 

nlary; thence 

Shorllv befO 

-.- il o'clock t 

bOth \aelllsu 

ade for the star 

and Katie a Ji 

i topsail in add 


eh whs .le. 

lea precluded any 

shifting of ballast, 

the Katie, which 

was measured as 

e of CoUthburt'e . 

lodels, whll 

tons, was built in 

the State of New 

last year by Gonth 

ing her speed. T 

me allowance was 

smaller yacht rcc< 

ivingu in. 23 see. 

ilm. but before 10 

lowu Lake Onturi 

•. and by the hour 

vinglrom eight to 

ten miles an hour. 

This wi 
•r lend, i 

hauled to the penitentiary hi 

ii Ii. 

thai the 
lelf and the fori 

much belter under her can vast 
three minutes ahead, and now 
to the buoy ut Finn- Mile Poin 
big sloop passed the other ru 
closely, so that there was very lift] 
positions when they got around th. 
the harbor "dead before it.' both si 
huge balloon .jibs, and although 571 
passed the home buoy on the first 
lead, actual time. One-third of the 
and itwasatU felt to be anybody 
yacht did as well as on the first ro 

ed i 



am blowing 

.ng to her gr 
j lead of 13 
\ to :i in. IT si 
tie the. Etta 
very nearly reached theflrsi i 
point, lint soon a change 00 
Canadiiin yacht. A heavy elo 
token of a coming rain squall 
northward, whilst the Ella wa 
buoy, and the KaX 
consequently, however, just 
after bejug headed oft, was 
from the north shore, whilst 
standing towards the land. 
despite tho fury of the sql 

i. Slid dashed otr at pre. isely 11 
■roads utter) out the latter had 
ire it-was seen thatsomething bad 
badly in leeward, and seemed to 
t the Jib topsail was al ,„„.,. taken 
(though still bent considerably by 
Subsequently it was ascertained 
b tho topmast 
milage of 
n-st buoy 
a run with sheets m 

ihorl run under the 
tbreozeal the same time increag- 
yucht kept widening the gap bo- 
hough the smaller boat Btoo'd up 
Ella rounded this mark twenty. 
fas a boat dead to the windward 
The bree/.o still freshening, the 
i the Faster, but did not point so 
ittle change in their respective 
the mark. For the run back to 
i set gatf topsails and winged out 
KUa sailed a little the faster she 
rst round only it in. a, see. in the 
e had now been covered, 
e. provided the smaller 
But tho wind even ob- 


iver l welve miles per hear, and the 
at length and weight, forged ahead 
actual time, which the 
.-.. as she finished the second round . 
I race beyond a doubt, as she had 
i..y before Kaitt made the starting- • 
nrred which gave the stakes to the 
d was observed in the N. W„ giving 
which struck the yacht form the 
within a mile of the penitentary 
rds of two miles behind bor, and 
much hud to leeward. The former, 
the starboard tack and standing 
t tack and 
adled. and 


on the do 
•re ably hi 

ml i 

nd i 

veered toN. W 
right to leeward of the buoy si 
the Kan,, after wearing to esca 
to reach the mark which had 
her crew slacking out their ree 
and she rounded It 12 in. 16 see. 
was new n run before the rap 
were covered with light canvas 
be placed on paper. The Katb 
subsided so rapidly that it was i 
to whether the race would bell 
hours. The American party ho] 
extremly. but soon all doubt 
vermg out of iheS. 
line a 5:89:40 a galia 

i o .. 
yai his 


beating her 
Later, the 

■t, and the Canadians doubted 

n at rest bj a light breeze 

k' ..which wafted the Katit Qray across the 

winner, with the FMa following ttt 5;58. 


ult V 


denying, and it is 
now more clear to your correspondent then ever before, that it is 
not desirable to sail matches between yachts so widely apart in 
their tenmigeaud build as those which contended as related. 
In a breeze up to six knots, tin Katie Gran can hold her own. or 
very nearly BO, without time allowance from Ella, tint us the wind 
increases the heavier yacht must bring her greater p. overs into 
play. I very much regret to add that Mr St. mo. the owner of 
EHfi, behaved In so unsportsraao liken way throughout the match, 
and thathla behavior clumiuiated in accusing his crow of selling 
the race, and ordering them oif his yacht, which insult they re- 
sented by doing as they were bid. No sportsman will hereafter 
have anything to do with Nelson S. Stone, of Oswego, or with the 
yacht BBo, so long as she remains in his hands. She 1» a vury tine 




,-,ly to the opinio, I 
of tUls dity, or the Madcap, town of Toronto, will beat tier when- 
ever they meet, unless the breeze be very Ught.ns the E 
skimming- dish pattern, ?<>»* TACK. 


On,., mo vetting yacht races ever hold in San 

se.obav was sailed on July l'.lth, between the yachts 

Uua O'Connor, the prize being valued 

at |l,0i . i"^o is the winner of the Ashlmry 

,11,.;,, Tankard, and holds three of the annual prize 

of the San Francisco Yacht Club, to which be 
longs, aud numerous other prizes won at different times. 
si„"i,:i » ;, i ,i the walk" since 1876,. whan, she 

was buili. Her builder is Capt, Matthew Turner, meas- 
urer of tlie 8. F. Y. (_'.. who lias constructed a number of 
■Is. The O'Connor is a. new yacht, one foot 
.... r than the Consnelo. and litis was her first raee. 
She was built bv Far n ham & While, and modeled express- 
ly to beat her rival, the builders to receive $l.Huil extra if 
ghe did - race tvas 6ver the 8. P. Y. 0. oourse. 

There was a splendid strong breeze and the yachts went 

v .' i' irse, .■..■ i Pi onwoj-wintung by 

Bix minutes. The Cotisuek) lost a man overboard near the 

finish, but would have, been beaten any how. as she was 

considerably behind. Every yacht in the bay was out: to 

., ; . II hut the racers being under short sail with 

. I Main sails were carried till the Golden 

9 reached, when the O'Connor set a 

.ill before the wind, but had to take 

them in shortly to" ease the spars. The Consttelo, with 

her leg of mutton mainsail, carried a. ring-tail, Capt. 

Turner has a hew yacht on the ways to be launched in a 

week for Mr. T. Unite, one of the Trustees of I he S. F. Y. 

C. which was also designed to bea.1 the Consudo, and 

more excitement is in prospect. The new yacbl is the 

same length as the ComuelO, but has a foot more beam. 

The Consuclo is 55 feet on water line, schooner rigged. 

The race has created great excitement, and the shore 

aud hill-side of the city were crowded with spectators. 

The me 

Mr. Sp 
hvuld ;i 

fortunate riv) 
South SaI 
— Editor For 
slapping tin's 
E ,.i and ; 


Lore, Clare 
ney S. Conrad : Se< 

son : Regatta Com 
Ootxlhuf. H. 1 <r> 

>f the club feel a little sore, in having their 

beaten by an "outsider," but as several new 

U be out before long, hope to retrieve the laurels. 

•feels, the owner of the CQtimtla, will probably 

to beat the old favorite and her more 

rival with. 

Mosquito J?eekf— Salem, Mans., July 28. 
- .. — .,,. Boston absorbed; pur 

..led down to a iiiirsorv for web 

. tb. .tv are. many yacht clubs about one 

, ..-ting one. is composed of young 

id . - in ii Salem Mosquito Fleet, and 

: . ,- ami ,-,ix boats. Officers as follows: 

■ II. Milletf; Vice-Commodore, Sid- 

tarv and Treasurer, Edward L. Pier- 

ttee— John P. Browning, Saml. A. 

Boats and owners— Mad Cap. 

, J. F. Browning, 


i H. 
i feot. 

Eierson & Bro.. twelve feet : Sea F< 

fourteen feet; Glance, Mtllett & mo., louneeu 

Midge, Saml. A. Goodhue, fifteen feet: Star, Lo 

Uln/ier. fifteen feet; Dais.u, Conrad & Bro.. sixte 

The first regatta was sailed it 

Jnly 35, live of the boats ente 

light, but the race was a perft 

uient of the various crafts evi 

110 cuiiimon order. The course wa 

to Abbott's Bock, leaving it on the start 

Little Aquavit*, leaving that on the starboard: thence 

to starting point. Distance, four miles. Result is ap- 

Actual Time. Corrected Time, 

jet skill 

l Pal 

. M, 

Sea Foau: 


a 27 aa 

t 01 25 

3 43 -13 

3 40 4fi 

■; U2 03 

Nut taken. 

%S? . ,. Not taken. 

Glance took first prize, Midge, second, and Sea Foam 

The kecent Nbbnah Regatta— Oshb ■■■'■. >: ■ -. M 
tg,—Edito . :— In your issue 0* July 

He the Neenah correspondent states thai at the annual 
regatta of the rC Y. C. held July 5, the Carpe Morgan 
took the first prize, and Albatross fooksecond, ana A lobe 
•• turned turtle." 1 wish to state the facts of the 

i started at 3 o'c 
it throughout 1 
villi Mura -Belle 

thevare. Tin 
July 1, 

'....,., ,, o 

light fr, 
race we 
ing and 

next day, J« I e 
Niobe, wi refus 
morning of the E 
the secoo 
at the time the r; 
respondent calls 
E irmation. 
ready and willin 
having compete! 
State, andcomir 
of thirty-two slit 
race she waS th 

Dickinson, own 
Rowing in Sa 
tween Leahy of 
Stevenson of th 
Francisco on Ju 
race wa 
training fo 


as advertis 


eld i 

nith. The 
: lead, and 

The Ti;ue Prdtoiple of SrortT.— The writer of the fol- 
lowing lines strikes the proper chord. The zest of true 
sportsmanship lies in the acquisition aud practice of those 
artifices which enable one to overreach aud circumvent 
the devices which nature has implanted in creatures for 
filietr self-protection, as well as in the success which re- 
sults from the acquisition and possession of such knowl- 
edge :— 
Editor Forest and Stream:— 

Of course, in a journal like yours, you have many tastes 
to suit, and. while one peruses your paper almost exciti- 

,1 for the purpose of reading the subject, etc., of 
yachting and boating, another reads the fishing, and 
another the bunting matters. 1 know one man who is a 
dog-enthusiast, and takes vour weekly just for the sake 
of its canine proclivities. Now my "vanity" is hunt- 
ing, although 1 fish considerably, and I agree with the 
remarks in the last two numbers regarding articles w] tolly 
oonfined to the murder of birds. 

If one should take five hundred tl ticks, arrange them 
inline, and kill the whole With one shot front a twelve- 
pound cannon, I could 
or instructive in the 
shooting, describing t.h 
birds tO ten limes the a 
or could give away, pj 
it the true sportsman, 
scenery, but more that .. 

the habits of the bird bunted, which 1 believe is most in- 
teresting to the majority. I had rather read of the ap- 
proach and capture of cine wild, wary, cunning bird, and 

ie an 








[ 1 k 
a Th- 







is pa 




1 of 

the s 


f hi 

tin n g 


■al skill t 
in taking the 

killed, at a she 
results of loa 
sportsman. I 
gardtts nor Ca 

' I propose b 

of the hunter necessarily use 
eid of stacks of birds 

i subject of loading, and the 
lifers of deep interest to the 

not loaded right, neither Bo- 

wilh it. 

ly own experience with loads, 

i that : 

I m 



Oconto. Wis. 

ivhile 1 1 

•rs I do not. 

idiat is suitable 
for all others ; 
i all others in 
R. W. 


No Notice Taken of Anonymous Conimunluatlons. 

1&- We cannot attempt to aire sspeoiJUs aireclinm when to go for 
wain: or fish. Cm rcspumlaits must leep l.hc.msclros 'posted by consult- 
ing nnr ikics columns. 

J. M. C, Meadville, I>a.-Soe another answer for waterproofing 

Slue]).— See sailing' rules ol Detroit Yaellt Club, published in 
issue for July 17. 

P. It.— T'ratisoins or lookers— either is proper. Two flags or penr 
mutts tit mnatUcad is not en ra.iU; and betokens the bibber. Fly 
private sijrual, or club btirgee, not both. 

C. M. C— For photos and lithographs, am' ynehting' literature 
sulUibleto club-rooms, address Jay V. Olds, Bridgeport, Connec- 

D. P. liroukline. Mass.— Please give me the pronunciation of 
Oolite, and tile authority? Ans. We answered this quoatiou last 

M. A. D., Oleau, N. V.-Can you inform nte where I can obtain 
•• Von Cuba's Spike Collar/' Ans. Of M. Van Cuuliu, Delaware 
City, Delaware. 

II . M. t! . Philadelphia. Who is asood man to break dogs and how 
much does be charge? Ans. We must refer you to our advertis- 
ing columns. 

n. B. A., Hupert, P.— "Will jiui answer through your paper how 
i nets are measured? Ans. Measured diagonally from 
knot to knot. 

U. li. M., CoUnoil Bluffs. Iowa.— Can you refer me to any one 
having i horoughbreed dcerhound pups for sale? Ans. Write to 
JuageS.I Hourn -- Baj City, SEohigan. Ue has lots of them. 

,;. i2. rj -See . i sue for uil'ot ination on eauoo building. 

\lsobooltby Baden Powell, called "Cruise In Baltic." Can be 


ms for building all kinds of boats 
Or send for copy of Neilsou's 

, ; , 3-toT "i: 


i:b. the 

e, and not i 
took place. 

vitbin ten 

if that, is i 

miles o 

vhat yo 

I hem 
m- cor- 

tiding." Pri 


0y.- Mr. En 

ton's yawl lies 

off the oi 

icket grounds, 

md. She wa 

s imported frou 

l England b> 

steamer. Her 

uld probablj 

be pleasBd to e 

', "ile.- 


.—If expense 

es. Therein 

Hon of lead to I 

•,..| ballast 1 

the same as of 

B„ East Jaffray.— In skltE, 11 ft. x3 ft.. in., put the center-board 

3 ft. li in. tO 4 it. from the bow. Make it about 3 ft. 8 in. to 4 ft , 

lit of the sharpie style ; mast, 8 rt.Sin. above rail ; boom, 

7 ft. 8 in. long; give must slight rake aft., and boom,! fl.fim. 


C. V. T., Glrardvllle, Pa.— Can you seU me a good-work on flsh 
culture, or direct me where to get it? Ans. Wo can send you 
Seth Green's" Flsb Hatching and Fish Catching," price, $1; or 
Stone's "Domesticated Trout," price $1,75. Both works are ex- 

T. H\ B. Jr.— The best book upon building ntid rigging- small 
yachts and boats is Kemp's Manual. Can procure it for you upon 
receipt i if price, $8,60. Many other books treat more or lass of the 
same subject, notably Vanderdeekons' "Yacht Sailor," but none 
as complete. Experience and practice us well as observation 
it make up the rest. 

W. I!., Washington.-- Price for the Colvin canvass boat moil- 
ed recently in these columns was $30, wo believe. You cannot 
get any other folding boat, for less. This is the only one of the 
kind iti the market. Cough-try's folding boat will suit you. See 
r advertisement and send for circular. 

L. W. W.— For photographs of 
,or(, Conn. Sec hisadvei-tisem 

Can pro 

Utters .send to Jay V. Olds, Bridgc- 
llt. you will flnei dimensions etc., 
thousand In Hunt's Yacht List or Lloyd's 
ther for you ; price $2,50, and $S,50. Sou 


oi-ntthology claim 
of the plover fat 
toes, while aD. spe 

ixex, Stratford. Conn— 1st. Has the pointer Croxteith, Kev. Mr. 
idona's dog, been used in the stud since he has been in this 
ntry? tid. What is the animal's weight, or in other words, is 
■linked among the largo sized or small class of pointers'.' Ans. 
Not to our knowledge. 2d. He would come in the lie 
RStchcstcr.— We have never seen the new Tangled bowsprits in 
with the main boom, and cannot say anything positive about 
u, other than whai has appeared in our oolums. Same of tiex- 
iriiddci-s. Write to Ex-coin. Pratt, of the Newport Yacht Club, 
wlio, wc believe, introduced these contrivances. Too much ma- 
chinery to suit our notions. 

II. J. Thomas, Greenwood, Wis.— I am the owner of black pointer 
Hitch, Blix, out oi Woodbridge's " Nell " and Strong's " Pete." 1 
wish to know where in the West 1 can find a pure bred black 
pointer dog for service this fall. II' you cannot, Inform me through 
vour columns, will you please, publish this inquiry? Ans. Write 
to E. M. Gillespie, Columbus, Ohio ; or, to A. C. Waddcll, Kansas 

A.l. H. 1st. Is there a breed of setters called the "Blue Bel- 
ton;" if sso, please give distinguishing points? 2d. Where can I 
buy the American canvass foot ball shin ? Ans. 1st. The term 
"blue Helton" merely distinguishes a color, notabrecd, although 
it ha? been applied more particularly to the Laveraek than to any 
other strain. 2d. Probably from Peck & Snyder, No. 124 Nassau 
street, this city 

riston, Me.— A sportsman of this city well up in 
is the " Bramiiuian sandpiper," is not a species 
mily, as the " liratramian sandpiper" has four 
.he plover family have but three. Is this 
rlpiper is found in immomse quantities ca- 1 otAv 
gusta, and the local sportsmen rejoices. Ans. " Bartramiau sand- 
piper, Artllvrm hartramius, belongs to the family Satlopaeidae. 
The plover proper belongs to the family of Chamdrlidac. 

W.T. s,., Providence, K. l.-Is there any placeon the St. Lawrence 
Hi ver near " Thousand Islands" where there is good fishing, and 
where a man can bo accompanied by his wife and find good accom- 
modations at reasonable rates? Ans. Plenty of holds and I o ird- 
ing houses, high price and low, all through the ""'Thousands 
Islands," for a, distance of thirty miles, and good fishing through- 
out. Clayton is a favorite plaee for parties with moderate 

YV. W. A— For such charts {of the Mississippi as are published 
write te> Merrill Sons, 17'.1 Water street, N. Y T . No special hook on 
running stam-yachts ; must learn a good deal from actual exper- 
ience. Send to nearest book-seller or to Van Nostrand,27 Murray 
street, N. V., for elementary treatise Oil marine engine, istern- 
ivlieclei- preferable to screw if you propose navigating shallow 
and unknown waters, but for lakes or rough water, regular pro- 
peller is to be used. Boat for ten persons about sixty feet Ions', 
though you can get along with a smaller one. Go aboard steamers 
in your neighborhood, and examine before coming to con- 

C. 0. W.. Atlanta. Ga.-Can I got a book that treats fully on 
practical gun-smithing? If so, (rom whom? Ans. Wo know of 
no book which approaches so near to what; 
the - Hand-book to the Selection and Manas 
Illustrated, There are also Greener book 
loader, all for sale by the Orange Judd C( 
The diili 

ny^ turtle." 

ist thank 

that the Niobe is 
to meet them at any and all times; 
of any note iii the 
■out victorious in twenty-two races out 
uas taken part in, and in nearly every 
smallest boat in her class.— John M. 
< of yacht Niobe, 

FiiAXc'isco. — lu the single scull race be- 
- er Club of San Francisco, and 
Alert Club of Vallejo, rowed at San 
- 21st, Leahy won an ease winner. The 
rae of 61,000, and both men had been in 
_. lime. Stevenson rows Ed. Nelson a race 
over the same course on July 88, Ids hackers believing in 
him yet. 

Yachtsmen and Coamteks' (,uide.— This, excellent lit- 
tle volume of sailing directions, by Captain Win. A. Pratt, 
we have found of the greatest use while cruising in strange 
waters recently. The sailing directions are clear and ex- 
plicit. Captain Pratt, now"' in charge of the schooner 
■',■". cruising in Maine waters, forwards the fol- 
lowing correction of a typographical error discovered in 
the book : In the second edition, page 103, sixth line 
from top. read "port'' instead of starboard. 

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Enquirer, Staunton, Va— A few days since we gotsome gold and 
silver ll«h from the pond of the W. Luuaiic Asj lnrn. and put them 
in our Atiuat-iine.. Within an hour after they were placed there 
it. was noticed that the eyes of some were out. We watched the 
rest, and observed that their c) es were Swelling, to n shoi-1 
I he eve balls popped out, and became entirely separated from the 
lish. The pond from which the flsh camels a sort of hogr-ponfl, 

1 1, is muddy and filthy, and ti 
is supplied with 11 
the cause of the 


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Jld Hah. Ot 


rten us as to 


y to Seth ( 

= J ld fish, and received the foil 
of thelflsh being affected In t he ' 
mineral In the water. I am of 
or the flsh may have thrust tjK 
aquarium while trying to 
thus forcing the 
swelled out, caused by liu 
and explain more fully at 



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Ion that lime would A 

9 against Boiiiethiiitc in tin, 
,Ing their eyes to Infltimo, 
seen flsh with their eyea all 
vlll try a few experiments, 



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The "Three Fishers" and its Motldators. — There is 
in the English language fto more pathetic ballad than 

Charles Kiuusley's exgttisite vers,,-, of the •■Three Fishers.'' 
$or has the wondrous power of the union of poetryand 
music ever been more touchingly exemplified than in this 
song, which has subdued to tears audiences of thousands. 
A Beautiful story is told of Kingsley ; how one of our 
American singers visited him in his rectory and sang to 
him bis own ballad, while the preacher-poet's eyes filled 
with tsars. Kingsley had a wonderful sympathy for the 
working classes, It led him into some mistakes in his 
early days, but his soul never grew weary of doing for 
the poor. His lovo for the sea drew him especially into 
communion with the hearts qf its toilers. He tmderstood 
the English sailors as few but themselves have ever known 
them or ever will know them. •' Westward Ho! " besides 
being a marvellous historical study is the best novel of 
the sea ever written. His " Three Fishers" tells the story 
of seashore toil, hardship, weary watching, death and 
sorrow, as few other men ever pictured it. Because the 
soul of humanity recognizes in these verses the pal In is of 
human toil, it will preserve the poem. Of our shorter 
nineteenth century poems this will be long and justly 

Because Kingsley 's poem is of such a character, which 
should insure its protection from thoughtless newspaper 
scribblers, we regret to see it unscrupulously parodied by 

i lined idiots, li takes a true poet to write a good 
parody, No dabbler in ink but thinks himself smart 
enough to turn a poem into ridicule. Of literary diver- 

theniosi permciona and reprehensible. 

make a leeriug-faced daub and call it a Raphael ; 
dig up a planted Muldoon and. label it an Apollo. The 
man win. | fetched parody on a g I ; ■ em 

is guilty of a desecration. We have no sympathy with 
the person who annually starts the slai , iseless, 
twaddling parody upon the •' Three Fishers " cm its travels 
through the press. We have no tolerance towards the 
editors who copy the senseless lines into their columns. 
It betrays lack of taste ; a blunted state of the finer feel- 
ings. Wo do have some sympathy for any true poet who 
most be thoroughly and righteously disgusted to see his 
inspirations thus maltreated. 

— The National Rifle Association Directors at their 

monthly meeting on Tuesday last arranged for the fall 

meeting, and so moth tied the general rules that a big 

made towards a go-as-you-please system in range 


^ i i ^ ■ 
£3** Our second Alaska letter will appeal 1 next week, 

Drowning Accidents. — Last Thursday's morning 
papers contained particulars of the drowning on the pre- 
vious day. of no less than ten persons. One of these was 
a young man whose strength and skill tempted liim to 
disregard the cautionary signals posted up for the safety 
of bathers at a New Jersey seaside resort ; he swam be- 
yond the ropes out iuto tho ocean, and, his strength sud- 
denly deserting him. was drowned within sight of eight 
thousand people, powerless to save him. Two men were 
drowned by the capsizing of small boats ; the other cases 
reported were those of bathers. All these casualties were 
placed under the general betiding " Drowning Accidents." 
Thai heading is kepi standing in newspaper offices, and 
during the summer months it is brought into requisition 
nearly every day in the week. The aggregate of deaths 
by drowning iu the course of a year assumes frightful 

proportions. Not all of these deaths, but a of them, 

tire the result of sheer carelessness. Many people perish 
needlessly, simply because they have followed the foolish 

adage "Don't go into the water before you have learned 
to swim." Newspapers tire of repeating annually their 
■-til n cautions to bathers and rowers and sailors to ex- 
ercise great care when there is the slighest possibility of 
danger. And there are always plenty of people around, 
when a man is drowned, to observe, with a shake of the 
head and a slight accent of blame, that the unfortunate 
victim •'ought to have been more careful." So long as 
the globe is composed two-thirds of water, a certain pro- 
portion of its inhabitants will walk off, or fall off, from 
the one-third of dry land; and drown themselves. To 
caution them is of no avail. It would be very wrong, 
however, to infer that people who are drowned because 
of carelessness are as a ride any more careless than thou- 
sands of people who are not drowned, Not a day passes 
bin that scores of people put themselves into positions 
where only the special providence, which is said to watch 
over children, blind men and fools, preserves them among 
the living. 

We may in this connection suggest to the race of 
• ' paragraphers " who have of late years achieved such 
mushroom growth in the American press, that there are 
some things to joke about which displays very poor taste. 
If the witty writer of levities happens to stumble upon 
the report of a drowning accident it is exceedingly out of 
place for him to turn the occurrence into a butt for his 
unholy jesting. 


Antidotes for Rattlesnake Bites.— We have in our 
■ - !■ in a parcel of a trailing weed, with very fine leaf, 
which was sent to us by mail by our valued correspond- 
ent Captain Charles Bendire. of 1st U. 8, Cavalry, now 
stationed at Fort Walla Walla, Washington Territory. 
Convinced as we arc that this humble weed possesses the 
most extraordinary virtues, and that it renders the pos- 
sessor of it absolutely invulnerable to the bite of a rattle- 
snake, we cannot but regard it with absorbing interest, 
As long ago as we can remember we read of some me- 
dicinal herb known to the Indians as a valuable specific, 
and, indeed, there are ancient traditions pointing to the 
same. We are told that rattlesnake weed grows where- 
ever rattlesnakes live, and that a gracious dispensation of 
nature has planted the antidote in juxtaposition with the 
bane ; that the instinct of bitten animals carries them to 
the plape where the remedy grows, which they eat of and 
are straightway cured. But all these are but mere hints, 
vague and intangible ; and the identity and locum tenens 
of such a magic cure seem to have been equally un- 
certain. In India, we know that that active little ani- 
mal, the mongoose, has frequent battles with the deadly 
cobra, and that as soon as bitten it hastens to a neighbor- 
ing weed, Aristolochia indiccu eats thereof, aud presently 
returns to a combat in which he is almost invariably vic- 
tor without serious personal injury. The fact is suiii- 
ctentlv well authenticated, while the identity of the weed 
has been long established. We have not been so sure of 
the vegetable antidotes in this country, though the Agave 
ri,yi)iicn. or false aloe, the nebulas albo, and Enjnijium 
a't'untieinn. have all been credited with subtle powers. 
There is no doubt that a rattlesnake weed, which would 
ettre (the bite of the deadly " Massasaiiga," has long been 
known to a limited number of persons. That it has uol 
Ion i i,l its way into the materia medico, may possible lie 
explained on logical principles. That its identity has at 
last, if not heretofore, been fully established by I sciei 
e gentleman most competent to determine, and must 
reliable to inform, there can be no doubt of ; and that we 
are the happy possessors of some of this wonderful spe- 
cific we are equally positive. We will now bring forward 
such proof as we have had furnished us in the letter of 
Captain Bendire which accompanied his precious gift. 
It is dated Fort Walla Wa.lla, Washington Territory, June 
18th, He says :— 

, Is 

■ w-hi 


ime be has 
r heard of 

■■ In a umnber of your pa] 
ent asks about the virtues o: 
reference to Sanguirmea c< 

(his planl r .s ,...,:■- am ■ 
creeping weed that does, an 
it, myself ona horse bitten 
I saw the snake hanging on 

Apache Indian whom I bad 

this weed, moistening the mass by Ins own urine ana ty 
ing the mass over the wound shortly afterward. It acted 
like a charm, the horses head swelled scarcely at all, and 

t )X 

iu a few days he waB as well as ever. Some of this iden- 
tical weed grows on our drill ground, and I enclose sam- 
ple. I used to know the scientific name but can't recall 
it. Dr. George Engelmann, 8,003 Locust Street, St. Louis, 
Mo., one of our best botanists, identified specimens for 
me, which I brought along at the time from Arizona, 
where the Indians used it in all such cases. A closely 
allied form grows in the Eastern States, and it is possible 
that the specimens^ may send you differ slightly from 
look alike, however." 
aswered our inquiries with the 

Arizona eftmpli 

Dr. Engolmann has a 
following letter, dated 
/•.''/it',; Forest and Stream :- 

Vour rattlesnake weed is 

St. Louis. Mo., July 28, I8T9. 

s an Euphorbia, a genus of plants well 
known Tor the acrid milky juice of all the species. This specimen 
is tEuphofbta glv)>t<w - •■: ' ■■■! ■■> me in -The Itotanyof tho 

Mexican ami Ti ■ .., i 6 Boundary," 1859f page 1ST. Ontuetepof 
same page l stated that another species, /■.'. cinetancaB, was called 
)'<W'.a </' la ij<>l''n'hino by the M'wieans and " believed to be " n 
eei tain euro for the bite or rattlesnake and other poisonous ani- 


hliucrrli/Dlia. 1 Understand that 
"spurge," or "spotted spurge," 
certainly emetic ami purgative, 
to poisonous bites, is uncurtain s 

| ti 

1 Btates severa] allied 
y Ki/e/or/i/a martikita and E. 
names, a" milk purslane," or 
ivento them East. They are all 
whether an oficotlvu antidote 
rather doubtful, 

G. Enqelmans. 


SIXTH paper, 

River Godbotjt, Lower St. Lawrence, / 
i* July, 1870. f 

Editor Forest and Slrmm:— 

If this glorious •' Upper Pool " which I am now casting 
over, were in Central Park, it would of itself constitute an 
attraction sufficient to make the Park famous. Were it 
accessible to any large city, it would make a watering 
place which wotdd be forever popular. Every one of its 
virgin rocks and evergreens, and each drop of its pellucid, 
sparkling water, would be an inestimable component of 
the capital stock of a hotel company. 

Of course, while I am casting I am not observing scenery, 
except in a general way. A man's thoughts must be on 
his business, as more than one good fish may stealthily 
come to his fly and depart while his attention has been 
momentarily diverted. I am conscious, however, of most 
congenial and delightful surroundings. I have that feel- 
ing of complete content and absence from care, which go 
to make up happiness ; and I presume I atu as near perfect 
bliss as it is possible for a man to be on this earth. On a 
previous visit I noted all the features of this charming 
spot. Here is the oval basin at the foot of the mountains 
and the streams tumbling into it through the gorge, with 
a pitch of 60 feet to the 100 yards, leaping wildly over the 
boulders, and tossing tip great volumes of foam aud spray. 
Opposite is the cliff which abuts the mountain above it. 
On that side the water is very deep, and all that does not 
immediately pass off at the outflow into the rapids below 
is set back iu a sweeping eddy, to be returned to the falls 
and again projected down stream. This restless motion, 
this inky hue, portentous of unknown depths, these mys- 
terious flecks and sfl.tshes of foam, this ceaseless din of 
the pouring, surging billows, are the features which ani- 
mate the picture and give it a charm to the lover of primi- 
tive nature. And this pool is primitive ! No tanbark or 
sawdust beclouding its waters ; no slabs, sidings, pieces of 
broken paddles, worn out baskets, aud old straw hats 
drifting about in the eddy! "Where I stand is a beach 
formed of pebbles and small boulders which have been 
scooped out from the bottom of the pool by the ice in 
spring, as it grinds and slowly works its way around. At 
highest water it is entirely covered, even to the foot of the 
ledge behind my back. Now it is fully three rods in 
width, shelving gradually into the pool, anil projecting a 
long ridge or spit, with deeper water on either side. Tins 
-I .. ! about midway of the pool, and is a favorite cast. 

at the tail of the pool below, 
waist, with that comfortable im- 
h the Goodyear wading pants 
ng a 12 pound salmon at the very 
oug cast, but the fly was well de- 
di very distinctly as he rose leis- 
ud fastened himself. He rolled 
ok the fly just as daintily as if it 
ith a spoon. The adventure was 
j , :•: , i e. >. ■ ■■ ■ ■■• 1 by both of us. It took 
ds to comprehend that there was 
ilevated the point of 

though there is a better 
Here, wading out to my 
munity from wet whii 
secure, 1 happened to ha 
first cast, it was not a- 
livored, and I saw the (i 

I i nan the bottom I 

up, broadside on, and l.< 

had been fed to him v 

startling, and the issue n 

the salmon several secoE 

trouble : then he ti 

my rod well toward the top of the opposite mountain, and 

was prepared for him. 

Elevating the rod makes a yielding arch , whi oh not only 

responds to tin 
to hold the fisl 
your fish be wi 
rod be held h( 

slightest strain, but gives you more power 
. You can at the outset discover whether 
■11 fastened, or only slightly hooked. If the 
irizontaily, the fish will be played by the 
line : bne, of which the gut is the weakest portion; and 
it the scales has already shown that it will not 
stand a dead pull of more than six pounds. Well, myfish 
went oil across the pool toward the swifter current and 
iter wilh a very pretty tain of twenty yards or 
so ; but the tension of the elastic rod made it difficult for 
him, and so he turned with a wide sweep and ran up the 



pool, taking line off the reel ad libitum, until lie was 
checked by a pressure of the thumb. 

The cautious angler always thumbs his line— that is, he 
keeps a pressure upon it against the but of the rod while 
it is passing off the reel, and is thus enabled to feel bis 
fish all tho time, and to a degree control him. Fish when 
hooked generally make for the upper stream. Their in- 
stinct is upward. A ftsll only goes down stream when be 
is dazed and bewildered. I don't thiuk a headlong pitch 
down stream is ever a part of his recognized tactics. 
"When a .fish gets into a rapid he is swept down like any 
dead body. He makes no effort to bore his way Up, but 
merely tugs at the line in an obstinate endeavor to got 
loose somehow, and is swept down until he brings up in 
still water. As a rule the Methods of a salmon on the 
hook are a series of short runs alternating with circular 
sweeps. Indeed, what can he do otherwise, with a per- 
lular lifting power, at his nose, which never relaxes 
except when he temporarily ceases his own exertions? 
Then, of course, the angler reels him in al once, passive, 
and tending toward the shore and the fatal gaff, and there 
is nothing for him to do but to make another desperate 
break for liberty, and pull away with all his might. 
When be does this, he makes tho reel sing again, which 
is the music the angler likes so much U > hea r. I musl i)< 
a prodigious exertion which enables him to dive and hold 
on to the bottom for so long a time as he often does, say 
twenty minutes or more! people call this manoeuvre 
" sulking." Perhaps it is. Bather tet us regard it as dog- 
ged obstinacy and sullen determination. I am quite pre- 
pared to say that .the salmon knows instinctively that it" 
he yields he will be brought to galf, and that if he runs 
again he will only exhaust, himself. Let us give him 
credit for some reasoning faculties, He is simply cogita- 
ting down there on the bottom— thinking what tactics to 
try next. 

Ha ! did you notice that tremendous motion? Did 
you feel him shake his head ? Look out now ! lie is get- 
ting ready for a spurt. Experience has taught the pro- 
fessional angler what to expect, and— surely enough, there 
ho goes, straight for the top, through the surface, and 
clean out of the water? What a. glorious leai> ! N 
drop your tip handsomely. Let your pliant rod make its 
most, obsequious bow. The strategy of the noble captive 
deservs appreciative recognition. There ! that was done 
well, and the fish is still fast. Had the line been kept, 
taut he would have thrown his whole weight on it and 
Snapped it in a. twinkling. Now we feel more certain oi 
a capture. Those double Kelso hooka hold well. Now 
let us try and tow him to the land. Reel in firmly, and 
watch carefully ; he. may make another jump. Walk 
him up the beach, Just now is a critical juncture, and 
much depends upon the steadiness of the angler and the 
dexterity and judgment of the gaffer, and not a little also 
upon the temper of the fish, which is not always as dead 
a cock as he seems. Many a goodly salmon has been lost 
at the very moment when victory seemed most positively 
won. I have sometimes stood breathless, watching a 
comrade heaving in steadily on his fish and gradually 
bringing him to shore, with his rod bent almost double, 
while the clumsy gaffer floundered, in knee-deep, and 
lunging wildly, barely managed to scratch the struggling 
fish as he walloped past in full career for the centre pool, 
ready to prolong the battle. 

! Not so with my Gregroire. See how the agile French- 
man watches each movement, craning his neck forward, 
and holding his gaff in readiness. He keeps out of sight 
of the fish as much as he can ; and never makes a false 
coup. Clip ! splash ! There, he has him ! Let your, reel 
run now, and give the rod a rest. A sharp blow on the 
head with a billet will give the fish his quietus, and you 
may contemplate him at your leisure. There is no object 
in nature more beautiful to the eye of the angler. 

While I was killing my salmon, my friend Manuel was 
pitching his fly persistently at the tail of the pool, There 
was a heavy curl just where the srater broke into the 
rapids, ami he felt confident of a fish ; but not a reward 
of merit did he get, Finally, just as he was about, to give 
over in disgust, he was favored with a heavy foil and a 
sharp tug, followed by a well arched rod; which indicated 
that business was on hand. As usual, the fish ran up the 
pool, but with a most desperate rush, half emptying the 
reel, These desperate rushes are what we mostly read of, 
but sometimes they do occur, and this was one of them. 
Manuel ran up the beach as fast as lie could, taking in 
slack as fast as he could all the time ; and then for a few 
minutes it looked as though he. were to have an easy 
capture. The fish was lively enough, and evidently a 
large one ; but be kept in the center pool, and the chances 
were lovely. However, he soon tool: a new departure, 
and ran for the bottom, taking all the line which Manuel 
had industriously retrieved, Manuel shoved the but el' 
the rod full at him, and checked him for a moment, jusi 
at the verge of the broken water; but the full power of 
the current had already caught, him, and a, clothes line 
couldn't have held him there. Down the rapids he went 
in full career, taking fathom after fathom of line, and 
making the reel sing like a. rattle, while Manuel followed 
as fast as he could legit, until ho was brought up standing 
by a projecting cliff He could go no further, and the 
salmon was accounted a lost Hsh. However, just at the 

critical moment, when the one hundred yards of line bad 
nearly run oil, and something bad to give way, the sal- 
mon got into an eddy behind a big boulder, and bung- 
there. By^ this time the angler was dripping with perspi- 
ration, and pretty well blown ; but he held to llis rod 
valtianlly, keeping if well up, while (be gaffer scrambled 
over tho rooks, and making a little detour through tho 
woods, came out at the right spot, and succeeded in gaff- 
ing him — a fish weighing twenty-three pounds, and a prize 
well earned. 

Very similar was a capture made at the ''Shea" pool 
on a subsequent day, only more brilliant, for there were 
more boulders in the rapid, by any one of which tho line 
was liable to be cut. The sun was shining brightly at the 
time, and we could trace the, taut glistening line, stretch- 
ing like a telegraph wire from the' tip of the rod away- 
down to where the ft ah had come to anchor a hundred 
yards below. His baiting place happened to be at the 
head of an island which formed one side of a pool where 
another party was fishing from a boat, 80 the gaffer ran 
down the mam shore, took the boat, paddled over to the 
island, and after much wading and scrambling over rocks, 
succeeded m hauling him out with his gaff. 

Lunch time came soon, and we proceeded to investi- 
gate t he hamper which our man had brought with bun. 
There was a, little board shelter built against the side of 
the cliff, with a fiat, rock underneath to seine as a table. A 
jet of ice-cold water trickled out of the rocks close by. 
and all the conditions being favorable, a, good digestion 
waited on appetite. One of the most acceptable items of 
the supply was a can of fresh beef, prepared by the 
Boston Beef Packing Company, who had kindly presented 
us with a lot, for use on the expedition. We used this 
beef on several occasions, serving it in different styles, 
and found it very palatable and nutritious. I am dis- 
posed to recommend it to all camping parties. While we 
were eating, our guide told us that later in the season the 
salmon were accustomed to gather in great masses at the 
head of the pool, just under the grand cascade, prepara- 
tory to their ascent of the long chute, up which they have 
a toilsome journey of ten miles before they reach another 
pool. Once Comeau, the river guardian, dove into a 
huddle of them, and brought one out with his hauds ! 
An otter could not have done better. How he avoided 
being sucked in under the fall is a wonder. 

After luncheon we. went down the river, following the 
path along the lofty cliffs which overlook the channel, 
passing the. " Chartres " and the "Eagle" pools, which 
are scarcely pools at all, but merely breaks in tho boiling 
rapids. They are sometimes fished at a low stage of 
water, but not often. Then we reached the "Indian" 
pool, and hauled out selves across to the opposite shore in 
a boat: which is always stationed there, made fast by a 
strong cable to the rocks above. It is a dangerous place, 
and nothing could save disaster if the boat should chance 
to drift into the rapids below-. Some excellent scores are 
sometimes made here. A short walk through the woods 
brought us to the "Doctor's Stone," which is a famous 
cast, and generally yields a fish. This is a short pool, not 
more than twenty yards in length, and the only cast is 
from a big boulder a little way from shore. The ash 
must be hooked, if hooked at all, directly- from the curl of 
the rapid at the tail of the pool. Here Manuel made a 
half dozen seductive casts, and was rewarded with a 
spanking rise and a firm fasten. I had been asked to try 
this ticklish pool, but declined. I was now greatly inter- 
ested to watch the outcome. The game began on the 
instant. Of course it was impossible to give an inch more 
line. It was feet foremost and check from the start to 
finish. Fortunately the fish was only a twelve-pounder. 
He showed his inches at the very outset by a desperate 
leap, for the lifting power of the rod was tremendous, and 
the current very strong. What else could he do but 
leap against such lateral pressure ? Down chucked the 
rod in a twinkling, and out of sight went the fish ! Out 
into the air be comes again, flying, and again the rod 
drops ! Out a third time, with a shower of spray all 
around him, and a third time the rod makes deferential 
obeisance ! All this in the brief space of a couple of 
minutes. Then he dove to the bottom, and made a swift 
circuit of the pool, but the. unrelenting rod soon brought 
him near the surface again, and he seemed preparing for 
another leap. Just here came a shout from an unseen 

presence on the shore. ■■ Slew him !" It was a Ci 

Gilmour The fish was then surging toward the bank. 
and, instantly the rod responded with a. tremendous sweep, 
which accelerated the impetus of the fish, and actually 
•slewed " him into the embrace of the ready gaffer, who 
lifted him to terra, firma hi a jiffy. Time, five minutes. 

Satisfied with this exploit, we next walked down to the 
"Shea." There 1 was detailed for duty. The Shea is a. 
difficult pool to fish, and requires the same tactics as the 
Doctor's Stone. The fish must be killed quickly, or no 
count. The river is wide here, and the pool, which is on 
the further side, is reached by a series of seven Ion- lad- 
ders laid over the boulders. By walking out to I 

of these we get an admirable cast. One seldom fails to 
raise a fish, and it is generally considered good for three 
or four. It is double the length of the Doctor's Stone, 
and a rise can only be tempted by a very long cast. Only 
the longest pole will reach the persimmon. I did my 

level best, and after a few casts struck a fish, and bad the 
good fortune to lead him up to the very head of the pool) 
after a severe scramble over a series of rocks. Thereby I 
gained a very fair margin of advantage, and the fish soon 
came to gaff easily, without any exciting incidents. Very 
soon afterwards 1 fastened to a, second fish, and then I 
had an opportunity to show that I was an apt scholar. I 
gave my beauty no latitude, but held steadily to my grip. 
When he leaped, I dropped ; when lie bolted. T suubbed 
him; and when he swung across current, I slewed him t 
After a sharp tussel of ten minutes or so, he came to gaff 
in good form, The applause which followed w-as hearty 
and generous. 

Before sundown we had the pleasure oi seeing some 
very pretty work at the " Belle," where Farquhareou 
Smith, of the Bank of British North America, was busy. 

He is a. most skillfu 
was good sport, lose 
shore, and then foil 
where leaping into a boat, 
in flic still water below. 

angler, who knows the pool well It 
him fasten Coa fish, casting from the 

w him down to the foot of the rapids, 
lid kill him at his leisure 
B had already done re- 
peatedly, until the day's score reached seven. ETaiu 

T fight all our battles over, and recount on paper the deeds 
of valor which we jointly and severally performed. The 
river is so varied in its physical features, and each contest 
SO different in its character, that I could reel off letter 
after letter in their description if my readers would only 
carry off line, h'ke afresh-run salmon; but I know that. 
many of them must be already surfeited with fish, and 
there-fore I wind it)) here, It cannot be always Lent or 

My kind host set me across the St. Lawrence one fine 
day when the sea, was calm and the skies were without a 
cloud. I bade adieu to the Godbouf with a, natn raj fegrel 
and landing at the old French town of Rimouski. made 
my Way to Quebec by the Inter-Colonial railway, and 
thence homeward. My rod is stowed away in its case, 
and my reel is mute. "While I write, the camp on the 
Godbout is tenantless. The whole party have left tho 
river, and the salmon have a free run undisturbed. May 
they never be vexed by net or spear 1 Hallock. 


Co-operative (JaMS Laws In Canada.— Tho Quebec 
Association for tho Brotection of Game, of which Mr. A. 
N. Shewan is Secretary and one of its mosl 
membors, is doing a great deal for the cause in the New 
Dominion. Indeed, if it were not for this body of gentle- 
men, protection would hardly be thought of, or at least 
practically considered. The last movement of the 
lias been just now to prepare petitions in French and 
English to be presented to the Governor and Legislature 
of the Frovince, for the improvement of existing game 
laws and their better enforcement, and to send copies 
thereof broadcast throughout the Province for signatures. 
The changes which the petition calls for are : that deer- 
shooting shall be prohibited in tho winter months, and 
that the destruction of black ducks and other ducks which 
breed there shall not be allowed in spring, when the lards 
are pairing and nesting. It concludes by saying that " if 
these changes are carried out, an additional great advan- 
tage will be that it will bring the law into harmony, not 
only with those of other Provinces of the Dominion, but 
also of the neighboring States." 

We are delighted to observe the alacrity with which tho 
Canadians respond to our scheme of uniform close sea- 
sons throughout Canada, and the United States, and that 
they are generous enough to refer to the editor of tin's 
paper personally us as authority in this matter. 

M aine Game Law for Birds.— "Sec. No. 31 person shall 
kill or have, in his possession, except alive, or expose tor 
sale, any wood duck, dusky duck, commonly called black 
duck, or other sea duck, between the first dav of May 
and the first day of September : or kill, 
possession, except alive, any ruffed gr< 
called partridge, or woodcock, bet 
December and the first day of Septemb 
kill, sell, or have in possession, except 
or pinnated grouse, commonly called pra 
tween the first day of January and the In-t daj of Sep- 
tember, or plover, between the first day Of May and tile 
first day of August, following, under a penalty of not less 
than five nor more than ten dollars for each bird so killed, 
or bad in possession, or exposed for sale. 

(Approved February 07, 1879.) 


st dav of 
wrng oi 
any quail 

Vermont Woodcock Season.— MontpeUee, August 2d, 

—Editor re. ,:, (ream.— In the last fssue of the 

Forest and Stbeam. I notice that you give tho time for 
the opening of tho woodcock season as August 1st. 

If vou will consult the " Laws of Vermont Ei 
you will find that by an act approved November '26th, the 
(dose season for woodcock and partridge was extended 
Co the Isf of September. Will you please bo 
error, for as your paper is considered Li , m , , , ity\ it may 
lead some people info a violation of the laws, 

In the last part of the artiele iv . '. | . .,, vottwill 

find the following clause : -nor shall any per 
dog or dogs m hunting (be milled grouse or partridge." 
Our BportsmenatV all greatly pleased by the above display 
of wisdom by our state legislature, ami are in Lopes to se- 
cure the passage of a law at the next session which shall 
forbid the use of a, gun or guns in hunting, as they aro 
confident that thenuaiber of accidents will be greatly re- 
iuced thereby. Yours trulv. 




Work Fob Oeanoe County Su*bkttsohs.— New York, 

July SI— Editor Fo , [f , o Isl 

tombor. or any Other day, until snow falls, the constables, 
or the same protective association of Orange County, "ill 

send a detective to Monroe .station and Greenwoi 
Nouthfields Station, they will see every morning shipped 

from those three stations from twenty-five to m 

trapped partridges. Those three stations are in 
County. The last Legislature made trapping, oreven Bet- 
ting a trap, no reason why 

those trappers should noi be indicted lya Grand Jury the 
same as any other highwayman or burglar. Lei the i 
same officials do their duty ami thereby show that they 
tire not afraid of a Youriian or a C<mklhig. 


Wisconsin —Madistm July 88. — Editor Fore, 
Stream: — .Almost every day our fish laws are violated 
with impunity, lish speared 'and netted with a disregard 
to law that is astonishing. An organization has just Been 

completed in our city that will no doubt do mucl 

for the protection and preservation of fish in the lakes of 
Dave county. A constitution and by-laws bavi 
adopted. The members of the association are live, pro- 
gressive men, ami wdl leave no means untried to see that 
our laws are properly enforced. The officers are: Presi- 
dent, S. W. Botkin ; "Vice-President, M. C.Clark; Secre- 
tary, W. G. Dunn; Treasurer, Dr. Win. Jacobs. 


IPf f*/% 

of the MJassa- 

The Boston XoMS pk FOSTI 
ehusetts Ritle Association writes a s follows : 

Boston, JuI U it.— Editor Fan si md n am :— I notice 
that our rule which allows gentlemen to enjoy the pleas- 
ure of rifle shooting without advertising it i perhaps to his 
injury i. is not liked by some, Should am club desire to 
find out what we are about, we shall be most happy, with 
a short notice, to accommodate them, and we shall be 
lub or clubs did really want the 
information. But we believe that in our weekly matches 
it shall be optional with the participant whether our local 
papers shall give his name or not. Boston has ttOl bei D 

jted up to seeing a man's nam,- in fcb 
Hstof rifle shooters without a shrug. We do not quite 
all believe that a man can't take a lew hours of healthy 
pleasure and do his business properly. Therefore, to 
accommodate the unbelievers, we bare made the rule for 
Our rifle shooters. We think that it injures no one. Our 
are made from our work, not from our publi bed 


Gallery Practice. — Boston. — The regular monthly 

t is ended at the Mammoth Gallery, with some 

of the most remarkable shootingever done in the gallery. 

Mr. 0. M. Jewell heads the list wit* ac 

re bull's-eyes, in addition to the extra score oi 30. 

Walpole Rifle Chili, and Mr. E. F. 

hi. of the Massachusetts Rifle Association, are 

tied for the second and third prizes, both making good 

i :i!J each. Following is the summary 

B rounds ; possible 40 : — 

D.M. Jewel] 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5-40 

H. A. l'ickcriiiK 5 5 4 5 S 6 5 5-88 

■ ■■I mi,. 5 5 15 5 5 5 5-311 

U.F. Little 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5-39 

C. Edwards Si G 5 6 5 4 6-89 

bamp 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 5-38 

P Wn.Ow-r 

13. whittier.. 

J.lN. F, ■■, ■ 

George Bstea 

M. O. J , 

A. Labi ' 
Henry lev '■!!. 

M. Huiith. . 

| ., 5 SB 

4 4 5 5 4 5 5 5-37 

4 5 5 5 4 ! :, -, '., 
.5555444 5— 37 

5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4-37 
.4445455 5-36 

4 4 5 4 15 5 5-86 
.5 5 4 4 4 4 5 5-30 

5 5 5 4 4 4 4 5-3.J 

Beaefunoiii, July 29. — Some good shooting was done, at 

■ i ont to-day by the rifle club bearing tnal a ad 

; in the competition, the distance being 
nts, will be found below : — 


E. Bennett 

.1. weravss. . 

5 5 14 4 4 5 5 4 5-45 

4 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 4—15 

- ...5545444454 41 

Walnut Hill. July 30,— There was the usual attendance 

of riflemen and spectators at Walnut Hill, to-day. and 

work was performed at the long-range distance 

in the Spifit of the Times match. The weather, however, 

olerably warm, the thermometer registering 98 

shelter tents, and the absence of strong breezes 

by no means added to the comfort of the marksmen. The 

wind only just stiired the Sags a the ranges, but some 

consolation was felt in the fact that a, better opportunity 

i in afforded for the making of high scores, the Six 

leading contestants securing an average of 303 4-?. The 

i ■ >od : — 


SOU 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 5-731 

.554555545 5 5 055 5-73 S- 217 

,, . 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 4—71) 
W. iiowauii. 

SOU 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 -71 1 

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5;,! 

1,000 5 5 G 5 5 4 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 4-71 i 

J. J>\ BROWN. 

Hj<) 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5;, 

BOO .6 | - 3 5 3 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5-71 \ 315 

,-, r, 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4-71 j 


BOO 1 4 5 5 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5-73/ 

900 5 5 3 4 5 I 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 5 5— 68>310 

1,000 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 3 4 5 5 4 5 5 5-69 ( 

H. L. LEE. 


mo . . 

1,000 . 

W. u. ward. 

..5 5 4 5 3 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 5 f> 5 '/. I 
.-4 5 4 5 5 5 II 5 5 4 5 5 5 3 5-08 V2< 
..5 544-46445884. 

when the entries equal the value of prizes. Non-mem- 
bers will shoot in the champion class, and the very near 
members are classified as follows : 

Champion class — Arnold, Harris, Hubbard, Hinnian, 
Jackson, Jewell, Kirkwood. Lowell, Osborn, Richardson, 

First class— A. B. Archer, Frye. Borden. Brooks, Ger- 
risb. Lewis. Noyes. Poland, Ring, Rockwell, Souther, Jas. 
Wenryss, jr.. Winahip, Witbingtqn. 

Second class— E. W. Archer, R. D. Archer, F. X. Brown, 
Guerrier-, Howland, Meiggs, Mortimer, J. P. Parker, C. 
A. Parker, Saunders, Spoliord. Stephens, N. Wales, C. C. 

Third class- -Buzzell. J. F. Brown. Dickson, A. II. Har- 
dy. E, E. Hardy. Griffing. Kingsman, depson, Met 'oil, 
Rio Si liaefer, Shattuck, Simpson, Stevens, Stevenson, 
T. C. Wales, jr. 

There were twenty-eight entries in this match to-day, 

i being as follows : — 

It . b. Lea 5 4 4 4 5 5 5-38 I X. W. Arnold. .. .4 4 4 4 4 5 5—30 

i i' 'i. 1....4 5 55 4 4 5-32 S. Lewis 4 4 4 4 5 4 5-30 

J. lid-den. . 5 1 i . I-;. Guerrier .4 434 4 4 4-27 

E. B. Souther.-., 5 4 4 5 5 4 4—31 ] 

The match at nun yards had IS entries, and good shoot- 

ing was 

5 I'l. 

The best 

. Matto. 

. Lee, and 

Is, 7 rounds :— 
J. MuttOOU 5 4 5 5 5 5 4—83 I X. W. Arnold , .4 5 3 3 5 5 5—30 

11. L,Lea .. .5 I 5 t 1 i 5-31 | 

Medford. Jitly-MK — The Medford Amateur Rifle Associa- 
tion held their weekly meeting at Bellevue Range, to-tlay. 

ood. There were 68 
ire given. Distance, 

ng :— 

Ihe weather conditions w 

re-entries, of which the top ones 
300 yards: rounds, 10; oil-hand lii 

C. H. Kassell . .1 

0. D. Harrison 5 

ii. Sawyer, ... .5 

".. i 4 

r>. N. Howard ...5 

J. It. Tecle.. 

ll. A. Green . 

.1. Smith 4 

P. E. Garden 4 i 4 3 i i i z a .»— a-.i 

Same range. August 1. The Raymond Sportsmen's 
Club helfl its regular weekly meeting' at Bellevue Range 
to-day. the numerous members present indulging both in 
glass ball and rifle practice. There was a good attendance 
of spectators. The result in the glass ball mate! 

4 4 4 4 4 5 

4 5 5 5 1 3 

4 5 5 4 3 5 

3 4 5 4 5 4 

5 4 5 2 5 3 

4 4 4 4 4 4 

5 5 13 3 3 

5 5 4—44 

4 5 4-43 

4 4 4-43 

4 4 4— £' 
3 4 5— fci 

5 4 3-40 
3 3 5— 3D 
3 4 4—38 
5 3 3—38 

Same range, August 3. The new match inaugurated 
Walnut liill was not so fully attended as antici- 
pated, o wins to B'O extreme heat. The new silverware 

match beg a to all comers; 800 .in '. |g; 

at each distance; choice of prizes to be won by 
the aggregate., of three scores at both distances. The 

in . 1 1 ■ l;....:n. ' ,-. iM be shot on alte.'i 
days, viz.; at 300 yards, August 3 ; at 300 yards August 
9 j and SO on. Entries unlimited. Competition to close 

follows. Mr. Withered heading the list with a 
of a. possible 30, at the' three styles of trap ;— 

;! 3S OUt 






W. B. Vvitucreh... 



K. V. richaeler.... 



,1. r. Smith.... 



0. B. Blanchard. 



L. E. .b.|. 



M. Bowles 



.J, Ii. Ti-eli . 



rapt. Kieii, ,-. 

... .10 



K. 11. Km.m.i - 



4 10 

Yesterday's competition closed the series in the first 

class, Mr. Sehaefer taking the gold badge on the largest 

of three scores, he and the other contestants. 

with their scores, taking position in the order named : — 

Single Double Rotary 

Name. Trap. Trap. Trap. Total. 

E. F. Sehai-ier £9 30 30 69 

(',. B. Blanchard 26 27 29 82 

W. H. Harrison 27 27 28 B2 

K. Ii. Johns, m " 27 29 80 

F.A. Raymond, ' 2fi 27 79 

Arthur (smith 22 25 36 73 

\V. B. WltUcreU 24 24 2.5 IS 

In the rifle practice of the club the result is as follows, 
the best scores being given ; distance, 200 yards ; Mr. Ben- 
nett taking the lead for the day's shooting : — 

E.Bennett 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 5—45 

C. X. (inert! .454555444 3-43 

Capt. Nichols 4 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 4 3-40 

1 1. Everett 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4-39 

H.Mnx 3 5 5 4 3 4 2 5 2 3-34 

L.E.Johnson 3 2 3 2 3 4 4 2 3 4—30 

Connecticut— Hartford, July 20. — The special prize 
shoot of the Franklin Rifle Club at Boardsman Grove to- 
day was well attended, and there was some excellent 
shooting. Marksmen were present from this city, New 
Britain, Springfield, New Haven, and Collinsville, The 
shooting was upon the German ring target, an inch and 
a half center counting ;.',), and the rings around this 
-quarters of an inch. The highest possi- 
jiore 75. The distance shot was 500 feet. 
ounted to $125, divided into fifteen 
the scores of the winners : — 
Score. Score. 


.-1 t 

4. L>. Murks, Collins 

5. S. Bumsteud, Spr 




l;. Bnityii, Hartford.... 
I E. P. Whitney, Hartt'on 
! John Carroll, Hartford. 

V. If." 1-1 all, spring Iil-M. 

Andrew Britt, Hartford 

J. D. Marks, of Collinsville, made the first bulls-eye of 
the day, winning $1 -, E. H. Williams made the last bulls- 
eve, winning .-?:; ; and W. W. Tucker won §3 for making 
the most bulls-eyes during the day. 

Members of the Springfield Armory team who were 
present did some excellent shooting with the regular 
Springfield military rifle. In a match of their team with 
the Maynard rifle team Friday last, the later using tar- 
get rifles, the Armory team with their open-sight mili- 
tary guns won by five points. 

MoNositusKii GABDBN— tJaly 30.— The following are 
the scores of the Rifle Club at Hackmatack run 
shooting two scores of ten shots each, distance 200 yards, 
Off-hand, ring target : — 

K. C. H. 0. Totals. 

G.F.Ellsworth 77— 45 81 — 15 158—90 

H. C. Kuowltou: 07 — -lii 84—46 1S1— 89 

F. E. Nichols 85— M 77—15 142—89 Bent 86- 12 75 43 141— S5 

Gilman Brown .'. 56—42 ',", 4, 133— 88 

Cai-lZei-ahu 5s— 41 74 — 16 1:43 — 87 

Fred. McUarvev 57—42 15-44 132—86 

VosvECTicvT— Collinsville, July 30.— Canton Rod and 
Gun Club, Riverside Range practice meeting at 200 
yards, off-hand : — 

Mass. C. 

Huh 12 10 12 9 9 9 11 11 10 10 103—44 

Marks 11 9 10 11 11 9 9 11 11 9 101—16 

Andrews... ... 10 10 11 10 12 11 7 10 10 T 98-43 

99 9 9 10 912997 92-41 

8986 10 997 10 8 84—39 

8 11 8 10 8 82-40 



Pittsfield vs. Springfield, August 1.— The Rod and Gun 
Club of Springfield had a telegraphic match with the 
Pittsfield team to-day and won by a lead of 8 points. The 
Bcores stood : — 




ad . 


_ 4-43 
4 4 4 5 4-4] 
2 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 g- 38 
4 4444544 -4— 12 
4 5 3 4 5 1 4 5 4-42 

5 5 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 

5 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 

raster.......".....;.... 5 11 11 4 » 

4 9 11 I9-S9 

Total 330 


Wood. J. H 4 4 ft 4 4 + 444 7—41 

FarrinRton 444444434 4—39 

Leonard 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 5-45 

m-um.v 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 4-42 

Wood, W. P 3 45444 4 43 4—39 

White 444344453 4—39 

Couell 4 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 5—43 

Preston 4 4 4 3 3 4 o t 4 t-.';y 

Total 327 

August Matches at Creedmoor.— Secretary Jas. H. 
Jones of the N. R. A. announces the following competi- 
tions upon the Range at Creedmoor, L. 1., during the 
month of August : 

August 2— Col. H. A. Gildersleeve, Executive Officer ; 
Remington Match ; sixth competition ; prize of $300 in 
gold. Open to all comers ; any Remington breech-loader 
within the rules; must be loaded at the breech itb 
cartridges as furnished from the factory of E. Remington 
& Son ; 900 and 1,000 yards ; rounds, 20 at each distance. 
The prize must be won three times before becoming the 
property of the winner. 

Augusts — Maj. J. Holland, Executive Officer, ; the 
Diamond Match ; fifth competition ; prize, a trophy, 
value $75. The trophy to be shot for monthly, and to be- 
come the property of that competitor, who, at the close of 
the season of 187'J, shall have won it the greatest number 
of times. Open to all members N. K. A., and all n 
of the N. G. S. N. Y, m unitoim. !S0U and 500 yards. 
Five shots at each. Weapon, Remington rifle, N. Y. State 
model. Competitors allowed two entries in each match, 
but onlv the highest score to take a prize. 

August 9— Hon. D. W, Judd, Executive Officer; the 
Remington Shot-Gun Match ; second competition ; prize, 
a Remington double barrel breech-loading snot-gun; value, 
$200. To be competed for twice each mouth, until twelve 
competitions have been held. The prize shall be awarded 
to that competitor having the highest aggregate two 
scores. Open to all members of the N. R. A. liille and 
position, any. 800, 900 and 1,000 yards ; rounds, 15 at 
each distance. No coaching. 

Cowperthwait Match : third competition ; prize, $50, or 
trophy of equal value. To be shot for muiitnly, ana to 
become the property of the competitor winning it the 
greatest number of times during the season of 1879. 
Open to all members of the N. R. A. and N. G. 8. X. Y, . 
in uniform. 400 yards. Position, standing or kneeling. 
Rounds, ten, for competitors using military rifles : nine, 
for all others. Competitors allowed two entries at each 
competition, but only the highest score to take a prize. 

Handicap — Winners of any first prize or place ui any 
monthly match of the National Rifle Association, shot at 
Creedmoor, two points. 

August 13— Col. H. G. Litchfield, Executive Officer; 
Ballard Rifle Match ; fourth competition ; prize a Ballard 
Mid -Range Rifle ; value, $ 00 ; alt comers. W tuners to be 
handicapped one point for each time won. 100 and 2C0 
yards; any rifle. Rounds, seven at each distance, ho 
cleaning allowed between either shots or distances. Ihe 
rifle to be won three times before becoming personal 
property, but any competitor making a full score $5 
points) at each distance at any one competition to become 
Sue una! winner. 

The Alford Match : third competition. Twenty compe- 
titions (semi-monthly}, for twenty Remington Military 
Rifles, N. Y, State model, 50 calibre, or U. b. Government 
pattern, 45 calibre. 1st prize, to the highest score m tach 
competition, a Remington Military Rme ; value, $18,50. ' 
Open to members N. K. A., and to members -N. 0. b. X, 
Y., iu uniform ; 200 yards ; any military rifle. Hounds, 
ten. Two entries allowed, but "only the highest, score to 
take a prize. Tiie same person can only win one military 
rifle. After twenty competitions the competitor Who has ' 
made the highest score in the greatest number of compe- 
titions, will be presented with a Remington Long Range 
diaoor Rifle ; value, $100. 

August 10— Col. E. H. Sanford, Executive Officer; Cham- 
pion Marksman's Badge of 1879 ; fifth competition: prize, a 
lac-simile in gold of the Marksman s Badge, The prize to 
become the property of the competitor who. at the 
theseasonot 1819, shall have won it the greatest number of 
of times. Open to all members X. R. A. and all members 
of theX. G. S. X. Y., in uniform; 2Ub and 5U0 yards. 
Five shots at each ; Remington rifle, X. Y. State model; 

August 20— Col. Geo. I). Scett, Executive Officer ; 
Remington Rifle Match ; fourth competition ; prize, a 
Remington Creedmoor Rifle; value, £fOU 1 open to all 
niembersX, R. A.; 200 yardpj rounds, ten: any rifle, 
Tfle rifle to become the property of the competitor win- 
ning it three times (not n< c arilj ■ w ■ ' ti re). Handt- 
.cap, 1. any competitor using other than a Military rifle, 
four points. 2, competitors who have iu any X. R. A. 
monthly or other match at Creedmoor made at 200 yards: 

A, with a sporting rifle, two points over an average of 
centers (if using such a rifle in this match), two points. 

B, with a military rifle, over an average of centers (if 
using such a rifle), two points. 

Handicap Match ; fifth competition ; $50 cash, or trophy 
of equal value. To be shot for montlify, and to become 
the property of that competitor winning it the greatest 
number of times during the season of lbi9. All comers : 
rounds, ten. Competitors allowed two entries, "but only 
the highest score to take a prize. Handicap— 1. rifles, 
other Ahan regular military, 3 points. 2, wmuers of 
any first prize or place in any monthly or other match of 
the National Rifle Association, shot at Creedmoor, 2 

August 23— Capt. J. G. Story, Executive Officer ; the 
Alford Match ; fourth competition. 

Winchester Rifle Match ; fifth competition ; prize, a 
Winchester Repeating Rifle (new model, 75 grams; ; at 
the running deer target ; 100 yards. 

" We Will" Match ; third competition ; prize, a Long- 
Range Rifle ; value, $125, Open only to members of the 



National Guar< I or am 81 

shots at each : the authorized a ' 

organization of which I 


lowed to i provided tinii 

highest score to ecu 


. Ii. L'ilii 
pattern. Remington, or U.S. troop 

with Sj ringfields. will he allowed but 5 

j shots. A supplementary programme will be 

■_ ust 15, widi deti 
30— Capt. Willis Executive Officer: 

Hatch : fourth compel 
try's/Match; fifth competition; prize, 
br trophy of equal value. Shot 
come the property of that competitor wini ld 
great* hi ■ : . ■ ■ i ■ 

to life ands d I i I I otive members 


■ j arda, any 
without artificE r ;a ill ttg spec- 

ials); five sin i ■■ 'iters allowed 

twoentrj i take a prize. 

— The affiliated clubs will practice at Creedmooi as ol- 
lows during the month of An 

Empire Rifle I 6,— Spirit of the Times 

Match : 800 and 300 yards. Ten shots each distance, off- 

August 13.— Daly Trophy Mat 
Ten shots each distance, oii'-hnnd. 

aipetitiou for N. R. A, Bronze Medal : 

: h 
shots. Military rifles allowed three i tints I ance 

■J."i cents, unlimited. 

Amateur Rifle Club, August. 6.— Competition for the 
Short-Range Badge: --UU yards. Five shots. Open to 

August 13. — Competiii . thi ilCi-Range Badge; 

600 yard?. Fifteen shots. Open to club. 

August 20. — Competition tore, French Clock: value. 
*3o : 800, 900 and 1,000 yards. Fifteen shots al each dis- 
tance, with two sighting shots at 80Q yards only. Open 
to club. 

Seventh Regiment Rifle Club. August ?.— Competition 
for the Shells' ; 600 yards. Five shots. Open to the regi- 

August 13.— Diamond Badge : 200 and 500 yards. Seven 
shots "at each distance. Opeii 

Twelfth Regiment CI 
Rifle Club Match : 200 and 500 yards. Five shots at each 
distance. Open to club only. ' Remington military rifle. 
Entrance fee. 28 cents. 

■ August 26.— 12th Regiment Rifle Club Match. 

— The New Jersey State Ritle Associa; 
report of their matches for the year 1878, It gives full 
particulars of the doings of this strong young organiza- 

New Jr m Range, July 29.— Die highest 
score that has ever been recorded in a rifle match at 200 
yards was made to-day m the fifth competition for the 
Ballard prize. Corporal E. E. Lewis, of Flushing, L. I. , 
opening with a center, made nine consecutive bull's-' v, — 
49 out of 50 points. Forty-eight has been made 
times by Messrs. W. 51. Farrow. S. T. G. Dudley. J. M. 
Dart, and others. Mr. W, H. Jackson, of Boston, who 
was a member of the American Team of 18W, and captain 
of that of 1878, also made an equival if 72 out 

of a possible 75 points, and full see ' - ds have 

been made. Mr. Lewis had the weather in his favor when 
he made his record, which practically makes him, for the 
time being, champion short range shot of the world. 
There was hardly" a breath of wind, elevations were 
Steady, and the light w it - ■ uuia^e. 

In addition to iris lee,' i ■ 1 r i ' 

of 45 and one of 40. giving him a record for the d . 
out of a possil life 150 $ s. He never shot, at Bripton but 
once before yesterday and had no previous practice with 
the gun he us, I, - - ■■■ j io grains of powder and 

330 grains of lead. Theme: I wa« th« third 01 v. el e 
competitions for a Ballard mid-range rifle, open to all : 200 
yards; position, standing: weapon, any breech-loading 
rifle; 10 rounds, without cleaning. The entire record of 
the match wi ighest scores being as follows: — 

E. E. Lewis .......4 8 

E. M.H'iniev, t-i: L. 11. Grove, Hi;]). V. Davids, la 
42; P Bennett, 4): C. Natl 

— The Frelincliuvseu Rifle Ass'e i; fcion,! I the First Refit- 
ment, N.G.N. J., met the Sterling Ritle Association, of the 
Fifth' Regiment. N.G.N. J., on Friday. August 1. and had 
a short-range match with 10 men per side. 

New Jersey. — The Stockton Rifle Rang* 
announces a liberal list of mate! 

grounds at Camden. The following is ; tm 
competitions : — 
Aug. 9 and 23— Winchester Repeating Rifle Match, I ii 

teen competitions for fifteen Winchester repeating rifles. 
Allcomers. 200 yards. 10 rounds. Any rifle. 

Competitors using military rifles as such without clean- 
ing, shall receive an allowance of three points, the hie I est 
score in the greatest number of competitions shall be en- 
titled to a AYinehester repeating rille. model IS73, value, 

Aug. 11, 18 and 25— Champion Marksman's Badge of 
1879.— Open to all members of the Second Brigade, N.G.S. 
N.J. 800 and 500 3 ards. Five rounds at each. Weapon, 
the military rifle in use by the State. Target at 500 yards. 
Prize. — A fac-simile in gold of the Marl oat badge 
issued by the State of New Jersey. This badj 
awarded to the competitor who, at the 
shall have won it the greatest number ■ 

Aug. U •■ ird Match, twelve competitions for 

1 ding rifle, 10 rounds without 
three best -cores of any competitor, whenever made, 
to take the rille. 

on range match, one competition. All 
comers. Amy military "rifle. 500 yards. Lying, head 
. I ,1 1 , pounds. I ': tze— fl silver trophy. 

man match. Sword and belt 

I J Guard of any State. LOO, SI 
\ny military rille. 5 shots at each. 

, iciaxion for the present year are : 
—President, Gen. E. Bard Grubb; Vice-President. T. B. 
Baldwin : Treasurer. Major urn. 31. Palmer : Secretary, 
DlRECTOEs — Gen. E. Burd Grubb, Gen. Will. J. Sewell. 
in Rensselaer. T. B. Baldwin, Col. Daniel Lodor, 
John S. Lee. Col. Daniel B. Murphy, Major Win. M. Pal- 
mer. 1 apt. E. D. French, F. C. Arnold, Geo. Potts. 
New Jersey— Brint Sat 1 lugwt 2. — Sharps 

Match ; 11th competition : rifle won by F. J. Donaldson : 
J. M. Dart leading all competitor . :,iu having- previously 

won a rille scored one competition for final prize ; 38 en- 
tries : and the following being the best scores : — 




\ m 



A. C. Neunu 

W. Beach... 



J.J. .1 to ,iu 

G. Lytle.... 




m. Betschick . 

E. Ward .... 


G. Wagraau 

C. Meuslngei-.. 


H. Van Eni'tm. 

C. Soden . . . 

S 'i s 



< . Btiplej 




I. M. Dart, . . 

. ...43 

W. A. Robinson 


' iRldsor 42 

J.t. b. W. fist. 


II. 1*. Die, lil- 


It. Farrand 

P, Alder.. 


Col. G. B. P. Howard 


C0I.C.H. Houghton.. 

.. .,31 


Same daj 

. Association Match No. 2, 4th competition; 

The following; are best scores :— 

4^ j Col.0. H. Houghton,, 


P. Bitz.. . 

45 0. McLaughlin 

F. Alder 

45 1 I', t'. Davids 


,1, W. Todd.. 

44 1 T. J. Donaldson 


F. H. HoitOll 

44 I 

l— New Or/runs. July 37.— Thi sevei 

th cora- 

petition for 

the new Lilienthal cup took place t 

O-day at 

nderthe most favorable ciri umstn c 

4 of the two leaders were very fine- 

-that of 

being the highest vet made in the co 

it est for 

I 3 cup 

Line- at 200 vards was excej 


good all aro 

and, all but thre 

■ of the marksmen st 

•oring 19 

ami over 

The following is the summary: New lilienthal cup; 
competition; military rules ; 200 and 500 yards; 

Sves bi ' each: two sighting shots ; three winnings 

ssion of the prize : first contest won bv 
- \ -11 : second. AVeiss, 30: third. 
1.'.,. 1- : -. is. nd. 1-0: fifth. Arms. 42 ; and sixth, Beree- 

geay. 43 :— 


ii r •' 

, 'i 

300 Yds. 


t 5 4 5 5-23—4-4 

5 4 ;i 4 t-20 

a ;, .1 3 5—28^43 

4 1! 4 5 3-1!) 

4 B S 4 4—18—3? 

1 4 4 3 4- til 

4 2 4 3 1-17-38 

4 3 3 5 4—18 

■I 5 3-17—30 

5 5 3 4 4—21 

2 4 4 3-13-34 

4 5 3 4 3—111 

2 3 4 4 0-14-33 

:, : : 1 ii 

3 4 4 2 0-13-32 

t 3 u t g— li 

3 2 3 3-11-2.5 

i 4 :i 3 3-1C 
3 :: (ritlld q 

2 4 U - 6—33 

rtch was start 

■d to-day, the prize 

f field glasses 

, presented by the 

: 200 vards. 5 

hots and unlimited 

e necessary tc 

decide this match. 

esterdav. ami the contest will be 

. At thecor 

elusion yesterday. 

v new shootiu 

g club has formed 

1 elected the 

following- officers : 

Otto Stutzba 

■h. Secretary ; Jos. 

Another individual m 
,n elegant pair 
Crescent Citv Rifle Glut 
entry. Thirty entries a 
Only fourteen entered 
continued next Suudrn 
Weiss led by a score of 
Schvetzen Notes,—. 

at Patterson. X. J., an 
Anton Muller. Captain ; 
Ettinger. Treasurer : J. Ruetten. Shooting-master. 

The shooting club of Salmejees has the following offi- 
cers: FridolinLaudott. President : Stephen Burill. Treasu- 
rer: Fred. Oswald. Corresponding Secretary : G. Winter. 
1 Secretary. 

Shooting Association of Carroll, 
:1 for tl 


of tlu 

ing y, 


ak. Vi 


. Hie 

t : Aug. St. 

Shooting-masters ; Sebast. 

:k. Secretary. 

ing Club has the following- 
lent : 11. F. Schreiber, Vice- 
President ; Joseph Wilms. Treasurer : — Helhrock. Shoot- 
ing-Waster. The club numbers ninety member-, and has 
a park of its own with a shooting stand of 200 yards 

The Portland, Orego 

officers : Peter Essen, 

—Having received a large number of enquiries in rela- 
tion to the Lei" 3 tin-c 1 ' J burnished shot, we can 

freely say that it was extensively used at the recent tour- 
namentol bheNe^ fork I ite Association, at Rochester, 
with evid' in satisfaction, and p ■- cts a successful future. 

iiLiSSAQHDSETTa— Worcester, August 2.— Members of 
the Sportsmen's Club may now he seen winding their 

■■ Of till plover al is 1 ty morn, and 
returning at night-witli plump specimens of that tooth 
some bird. 

New 1 Yoek— SornellmiUe, August 3. —Weather too 
warm for woodcock shooting. Burt Elliott ye.-.,! 
p.m. killed 1 

GazeriOVt Ittgv 1 2. — Woodcock shooting opene,: 
terdav with fttir success ; two got 10. tw< 


Kentucky— Sta it ford, Jttlt/ 28.— Too hot for gunning. 
In riding less than two miles a few evenings since'. I heard 
more than thirty cock quails whistling. Scarcely a drop 
of rain in June ; not a thunder shower, and never a more 
favorable nesting season. They're now as thick a 
ported in ih, a few years ago. during a He, 

brew campaign. Unless protracted dry weather neoessi 
tales their migration in quest of food, there'll be extraor- 
dinary sport. 

A neighbor, who borrowed my rifle a few days since, 
brought," me half a dozen squirrels and a young pa rtrid ' 
killed along the road as he cam- a mile to return b gc 

u and heard of half a dozen 

grouse within a, mile. Tire foliage of undergrowth is too 
i m ,, 1 Lccessful hunting, es'en if it were practicable to 

go. A rattlesnake, translated on either side of my house 
recently, and one whose tail was ornamented with Bftei 
rattles was killed near the turnpike a few miles from our 
metropolis. J. T. B. 

Ohio, Woodstock July 8, 1879.— "Bob Whits ha-Vt 

had a glorious season for hatching their young. May and 
June being yery dry months. 1" wintered and 
loose on the 37th day of March 93 Quail out of 96 cooped 
on December 3. One. died from unknown cause, one 
caught by rats, and one of them got away while being 
fed. Some of them nested within 100 vards of my house. 
I for one do not intend to respect the granger law of last 
Winter, bul intend to shoot quail after November 1st. on 
lands which I control and sec what is to be made out of 
it. No man is willing to do more than myself for the 
protection h 11 gameina reasonable close season, but to 
be shut out entirely by a few numb-sculls who by ehanj a 
hi,, got .to our law-making body, is something I will 
,,j -,'!,i, in to. and for one will see who has the right to 
say what Shall or shall not be done on lands bought and 
paid for, and the taxes on same paid out of 013 

My wild pigeons that I brought from Pennsylvania last 
year have been an interesting; study to me. They mat, d 
the last half of February ami laid their first eggs in the 
last half of March, lit 20 days from tbed.tx they hatched 
the iirsi bird they had laid and hatched again, m, ,,,,,. 
until they ha ye now laid the fourth time, and thi trang 
part of it is, they change mates at every nesting. Whether 
this is the case in a natural state I am not able to say, fun, 
il is BO in my coop. T, M. OWEST. 

iNDIiSA-— Nevrport, Avgu&t 1.— There is an abundant e 
of prairie chickens ou our prairies this summer, and the 
shooting will be splendid ii'wehave rain at the opening 
of the shooting season. Weather very dry at pr 

K. E. ;-:, 

GkAJME of Nevada— Mason Valley, Esmeralda County, 
Nevada, July IO, 1879.— Our shooting here is mostly confin- 
ed to quail, jack-rabbits, ducks, geese, and an oc 
swan. Quail are very plenty of the kind known as the 
California valley quail, and shortly after the crops arc 
harvested they get as fat as butter-balls upon the stubble. 
, . bruahisaboul breast high, and although thick 
enough to afford excellent cover, is still sufficiently open 
to permit easy progress through it in any desire, 1 di rec [1 
ami a bag of 'two or three dozen of these charm b 
birds can be secured any day by a fair shot without the 

Mallard and blue-winged teal sre the most numerous 

it the water fowl ; ami I have often brought, to bag 



Stilt, or lontf-shanl -- BWrwi [0 - ,,, - 

a".,,,,,,,:,,' | Yellow-shanks, TqUi (foripos. 

i i ,■,:■, ,,i :- 1 1 1 1 w m .Ii, ilehei . 

Maeimli,:tiiipn.< grteeus. 

"In New- York arid Oregon only. 

"liny tn'nls" .ireuemlly, nielinleie ,;ni, as jpi i 1 1 1 plover, sand 

i ,,,,,,,!, - surf bird, phftlaropeE 

etc., coming' under the group Dlmaeolo or Shore Birds. Many 
State air e Eon [{pinnated gronse) shooting- after Aug. IB, 

Fine GrUHS.r— We were shown to-day in the ollice of 
, chuyler,Hartley& Graham two of the finest speci 
mens in the jun line thatwe have seen for some time. 
Both the gams were of i bib tufaoture of W. & C. Scott 
& Sons, the celt bra ed English makers. One of the gmis, 
a Hammer I, I I p 80 inch barrel with all latest im- 

, ,,, iM.e.l to Mr. R. y, R. Schuyler of 

the above firm, by 1 ho tSi 8 Tlie other gun is 

one' of the ijreniier quality, 30 bores weighing only live 
pounds. This gun was built to order for Prof. Scott of 
Princeton College-, to be used for collecting specimens 
for the museum of the, college. These guns can be seen 

, , g at the office of Messrs. 8. Ft. & G.. 17 and 19 

Maiden Lane, 

of til 

s th 


birds that 1 think are rareinany part of the United State 
visit us, now and then : and early this spring 1 was for- 
tunate enough to seoure two specimens of the 
glossy ibis, from a, dock that stopped for a, few ,1 ,, tn 
marsh near by. FOEEED DEEB. 

A Neat Double Shot— Ashland,N. H.. JulySS—Edityt 
Fores! am! Stream .-A friend of minewho went last fall 
to Dacotah hunting, related an extraordinary double shot 
he had. In going up over quite a sharp roll of the prairie 

mi about forty yards ahead, a fox creeping along vet y 
slyly, as only a fox 'can. fie stood still full a minute try- 
ing 'to find out what the fox was about before he once 
thought of his gun. When he did think of it he remember- 
ed it 'was loaded with only No. s chilled shot. He threw his 
gun to his shoulder, fired, and rolled the 

, , bred, up got a tine chicken that 

the fox was after within a card of the fox's nose, when he 

again thoug lit I t barrel, and had , i&satd ,1 '- , ., ,1 

01 -, , i 1 1 ■_ the chicken tumble to the grass, both making a 
very rare double shot. Masc.w 


Editor Fi ream .-- 

1 noticed in your impression of the 82d May a letter 
from your correspondent "Mataban,"' in which he intro- 
ducesto your columns in a concise and telling form the 
important facts relating to wads, which were first dis- 
covered by tnat most talented and accomplished sports- 
man, " Stonehenge," the editor in chief of thi 1 on lor 
Field, Iu the course oi ntnun 

intimates that he has been unable to put this 

toadingto a pi u ti> al h -,. and it may therefore prove of 

1 , to him if 1 relate ,-■■ imi Been! , p - " r, '' s with 
full choke guns and the new kinds of wads. 

I received a best quality full choke gun from England 
last November, and— as I take nothing in gunnery upon 



trust— at onoe set about subjecting it I 
In this I was ably seconded by s 

skilled r: 

vreapi ns have been objects of study and 
years. He brought to tiie target a l?-p i 
fcle-loader as the competitor of d 

choke. At first sight ii 
to shoot my little gun against Mi 
weapon, but 1 had scon befor 
could do, and did not altogether det 
The first trial for both i ■ 

ards. Tin-' targets foi pattern were i 
per six feet square, and tliose for penel i 
pads I had procured from End chargei 

Ids 7-gauge M, L. with IS 
cartridge, with the end remove 
cartridge from balling. In arj ■ ' . : 
mixed Curtis* Harvej i-6th so 
powder and tin i. l. 

used IJ OZ., while in tin 

ordinary kind an 
It would occupy too rut 
ivi thi Eulldi tads of the tria . 
say that the pal icrn and ] 
pNute equalled those of the lT-pou 

standing the very dispri lisp 

gauge, and weight. U ! 

whose experience with . a 

bored upon the old 

lingly incredible, bul 1 can assure them that I 

, .. 
stances at "the tar 
11 the 1 

. ::,, - put PC] 

At 100 yard? I put pell 
teen sheets of the Pettit 
At eighty yards 1 put pallets 'ii I '•. 1 1, 
of thirl I ' 

pattern targets behind I 


To these examples I will add 1 i 
game, Last 

with two other - 1 

miehi in pursuit of wildgeese. I'tii 

iSe, certainly nearly seventy yard 
brought (Town, badly bil 

remainder of ora 

orders to my cook to bring to 1 ■ 

Q| | ...., I 

eleven (11) pellets of No. 1. and d 

if the invaM and on i tit 
companions was armed with a 9J p 

agoin 1 ' " giant grip," in which he 

tins weapon and b ■> ' ' 

it) yards distant. 11 is 
that 1 am ' 

qttence of hs\ ng dot agreatdcal 

fact is that a great mam _ 

alized to the mil. as yet, the vi I 

weapons ■which choke-boi ie i , . ■ i. 

years. l'erhai">s the be 

contrast the winning gun at the " I ie! in 

with the winning small bore at the I hat has just 


Gauire. Weight. Charge. Pattern. Penetration. 

1868... 12 3drs. J*oz. i 

ib.ii . 5 ius. lS.ew. ' ■'■ 

I should estimate 324 force ounces as I 
Blent to thirty sheets of a Pettit, pad. 

As some of vour readei 
eated in guns may like to have the fuU particulars fit 
gun, I give them below ; 7j-pouu ■ i. i .- 
inch best » fine Damascus" ban 
grip action, ••Paragon" brand, 
of stock. Hi inches; drop, ^ inches. 

With regard to the " Stonehenge" 
I would state far the information of " 
procured a stock of 11J gauge (nol i L- i 
lime since from Messrs. i'olley tor exp u 
and that the results I obi urn 
ions expressed by ••.Stoneheuge. . 
tern secured is, indeed, sometnuig rem n" I y 
not a single wild pattern will o< 
shots, and the evenness with which the petit 

tributed over the tare,, ■■ 

I note with much satisfaction witorepro- 

ducein your columns the pari an o mostpreg 

u important trial 
ried out. I have, as you kno^ il 
the practical superiority for ordinary I 
bores, and 1 confess that it is not withou 
donable feeling of self •. > ■ lie correct 

ness of my views now so emphaticall; 

28th May. VOBESl 

|— II I ■!>■ 


Good Bhootikg foe a Lad— ob An ? Other I 
R. F. Schaffer, age 17 years, as 
mond Sportsmen's I Sub, and i on 
flealer.W. K. Sehaffer, of Boston i-t 

with a ren i ; J out of 90, on : 

shot from the rotary, single and dottb 

e by bo your 
very famous in breaking glass - 
rifle, and a sportsman hard to bear on bt 

ii. a has been sent us 1 i friend, 

congratulal i being th 

, ,.,, ,,,,.. h 
ttgene Bogardi il ■■ 

The Muse Si ti 1HOOT— 
Forest and Stream :— Vs 

.- Phi n ' » i l»g ■ 

ed bv the ;. 
Massachusetts —a law to that effect Laving been passed 

ii iscoggin Sporting Club have a 

b :>o party in Aroostook County for two 

| idea several others', for "all 

i rap." Lewiston. 

■ i;7 2i, — Riverside Club shoot; 

nd match:— 

t t o o 1 1 1 o i o i a t i- o 

11100111111111 0-12 

111111110101 0-10 

.01100111111111 1—12 
. a 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0-10 

■ -aJ ... 1 101 1—1 
i i IOW....0 100-2 

W. A. S, 

. -The Androscoggin Shoot- 
resent hold, the gold badge 
i ot of Maine" (as v. ell as 

pigeon shootini 

. - 

Lngle bads from a Card 

• from a Card si 

a Hu apart ; 18 yards 

ball . Tins badge 

hnoc Heights Gun Club, 

. .ins, who 

■ -i lo clial- 

t is felt :us to who 


. :: ighl Gun Club. 
re 1 
i : i iratramian sand- 

■ i il tea jii-i east of 
and dock, and where they re- 
Locking. They an hunted 

■ on ii from Augusta and 
main. Lewiston*. 

■ ' lub shoot ; Card trap, 
tch : — 

.110 1 

I 1 I 1 1 1— 

II I 1 1 1 1 I II - 12 
1 ! 1 I a I 1 0-10 
I 1 1 1 I I I 1 1-12 
111 1 1 i 0—10 

i ii i i i 

. .. I 1 i lo ' ...0011 0-2 

W. A. S., gec'y. 

'■'h/ 23.— Nahant Sporting 
i lotingj 10 balls at 18 yards rise; rotary 

l l 1 1 1 i l o i o-s i 

11110 1110 1-8 o 

100110110 I— 8 

10 1110 1 0—5 


110 110 1-5 

1110 1 0—4 

:.i it i ni -ver shot at glass balls f roirr 

i .■■ — Marlboho' Sportsmen's Club.— 

- ■■ monthly shot at club 

30 ball match; open to club members and in- 

P Ut of town there were seven mem- 

ib. .if" i k.pkintou, Mass. Besides 
l prizes (i^e regular club prizes, they being a bag of 

: i -i 'ond class, were shot off 




NON-MEM I! lies. 

D. Dorchester 


F. E. Tucker 

C. E. Kobins 

E. Temple 

W. G. Stone 

X. Word 
C.E. CUifliu.. 

a. (i. : 





1 i : ', Chambelain ; second, Gleason ; third. 
J. G. Howe and Fay divided. Club prizes won by Charn- 
eeond class. H. S. 

i: i i a. uea's Club goes to New Haven 
UgU ,; tool ith the ohlb there, each team to 

■ birds. 

ricr-T— The New Haven and Fair Haven glass 
1 for the championship of the State 

: — 



11101111 11111 1111110—18 

1011101110111001011 0—13 


1110 111)01 111 111 11 1 1 1—15 

i] I I 1 001 11 10110 111111—15 

Ill 1 1 11 11 11111011 1 11—19 

11011011 1011 1 I 100110—14 

1 ill 11111111111011 111—18 
1 11111 111111111 11 11 1-20 


' WE.V. 

.0 1111111111111111100-17 

oil 111011110 11111111— IT 

...1111111111011110101 0-10 

......ill 10111110111101110—10 

.111111111110 10 1011 1-16 

...111 110 1111111110 10 11-17 

I .a I 10 11 ! 1 11 111 11100-15 

01 i ii ! I ii i 1 ii in in no 100 1-10 


CTlCtn -West Stratford, July 24. — Match of 

ii Club glass balls: Adam's traps :— 

... 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 IS-2S 

ni I 1 11001111 13— 3 

I 1010110011111 128-JB 

I l0110lQ1101110mSS-20 

. . ml 01 11X111111 11 11 111 2s— 25 

:. | I I i | | 003 i ! 1 1 I 1 (i 1 1 110] 23-10 

" M 

, :,/,", (I lass balls; single 
is ; 21 "in', i ise '•'■ 
,, , ■ ., ■ ,.i powder -. third, bagof 
in of powder ■ — 


i i i i i i o 

1 1 1 



1 1—13 

1 n o i i it 

II 1 



1 0- 8 

1 1 Q D o 

I ii 1 



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L 1 1 1 



1 1- a 

. i ii 1 1 

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1 1 1 


1 1-13 

1 1 1 1 .1 1 1 





11110 10 




10 11111 




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10 11110 




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Ties on 13:— 

JamlBon 1 1 1 1 1— 6 I Duxbury 110 0—2 

Case 01110-3; 

Ties on 10:- 
Jackson 1 1 1 1—4 I Bai-tou 110 1—3 

Ties on 9:— 
Carman 1 1 1 1-4 | Hoey 110 1-3 

Port Morris, New York City, August 2.— Sixth regular 
monthly shoot of Knickerbocker Gun Club, for club badge, 
at 15 balls ; Card's rotating trap ; 18 yards rise ; Bogar- 
dus's rules, took place here to-day. Owing to a. variety of 
causes the attendance was rather slim. N. Jacques 
acted as referee. I he following score was made : — 

G. n.-naerleiri. .11101111111111 0—13 

W. Pottl r. a. .1 1111111111100 1-13 

C. Maker .11111111110010 1-11 

-v. so ink.. .0 10100111001100-7 

Ii. CaUBtalfUi ... "1111110101001 1-10 

I', i hedsey. 11110011111010 1-11 

Ties,. a 13. shot off at 21 yards;— 

l.'iiinerliia 110 1-3 I Potter 1111 1—5 

C. E. B. 

Nt:\v Jeesey— Bergen Point, July 29.— Sixth of the 
seven matches by the Bergen Point Ameteur Gun Club 
tor g ild badge ; 33 glass balls ; 18 yards rise ; Bogardus' 

Moore 1111110 011111110111111 1-20 

s. !.. Darts I I 011100111100100011111 1—16 

Nilmerdliig . 1 01 9 I 10001011 011 01111 1 1-15 

The score now stands : three matches to the credit of S. 
L, li.ivis and three to Moore. 

New JeuskyGi.n Club— Jersey City, July 16. — Monthly 
shoot at birds and balls: regular handicap; glass-ball 
badge shoot : 20 balls thrown from three Hepsley traps :— 

W.Saiidora 20 

.l.ilin !'• a- 

W.Uepaley. 33 

D.Dunlap !0 

Jackens 18 

Co •. I.. Wilms :.i"i 

H. Oelger 20 

Second match ; fiv< 
traps : — 


Hepsley . 

10001000 10011011101 1-10 
I 1 11 1 111 1 1 1 1 1 1—14 

I 10111000010110011 1-11 

1 1 ! 10 11111110 110 11 0-15 
ii o o n I I ] 1 I ii 1 11001-9 

a J 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1-13 

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0-10 
lards; 35 yards rise; H, and T. 

G eig-er . 

J 1 1 

1 1 1 

1 1 1 

1 l-s 

1 1—2 

1 0-3 


1 0-4 

Dun lop.. 

110 0-3 
110 1-3 
10 1-3 

First and second divided. Third divided between Hepsley 
and Dunlop. 
Miss and out ; sweeps ; one barrel ; 25 yards ; — 

l 1-2 1 l t -2 

*-0 111111 0-6 




Van Brockle.. 

1 1-3 

1 0-1 

1 1—2 

1 0-1 

Pennsylvania— Caiawissa, July 29. — Shoot No. 9, of 
the F. & G. P. Club of Caiawissa ; Card's rotary trap ; 18 
yards rise : loosing side paying expenses : — 

G. W. Reifsoyder 1011011011—7 

H.B. Al.lrich 1111011011—8 

A. Thomas - 011011111 l— B 

T. F. Chemnyt on 010100010 1—4 

T. Fox 111001100 1-6 

P. Roblson 10 10000100— 3 

T. E. Harder 10 10 10 1—4 

Wm . G eig-er 000000000 0-0 


A. Stariler 


Wm. Orange 

C.E. Fessenden — 

r. M. thinker 

D. B. Scliratek 

J. H. Geary 

Geo. Waters 


.10 10 0001—3 
..0 100110110—5 

:o liiiioioo— a 

..0 100111110—6 
..l l o i l o i i i i— a 

.10 10 0—2 

.0 001010010—3 

1 1 

Pennsylvania— Erie. August 1.— Second regular shoot 
for Rathskeller cup, presented to the Erie Gun Club by 
Louie Schumacher. Mole's rotating trap and rules to 
govern :— 

John E. Graham 11111111111111 0—14 

T W. .lai-eeki 01111101111111 1-13 

Joe. StteBenperg 11111111111010 1-13 

Whiteside 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1— 13 

W . W. Derby 11110 1111111 1-13 

Gray 11110010111110 1—11 

Col. J. 3. Riddle 110010110111100-9 

Will Tracv 1100110 1101011—9 

Louis Sehuniaehei- 00111110010000-0 

Charles Hayes 111010001100000—6 

N. B. — We consider Will. Tracy the beat oue-armed 
shot in this part of 1 he country. " Snipe." 

Anacostia Gun Olujj— Washington, July 38.— First 
match ; glass balls : — 

Wagner ,•••■ 

Both well 








Case ■ 

Second match ; pigeons :— 
Eotbwell 1 11 0— 3 i Morgan 110 1— t 

Third match : miss and out : Wagner handicapped, 80 
yards :— 

Wagner 1 1— 1 1 Morgan 1 1—3 

Kothwell and Sheltou Wagner and Morgan di- 

witadre-tt'. [ vldsd 

Ball 1 o-l 

Fourth match : a birds : Wagner handicapped ; 30 
yards : — 

11111—5 Ball 10011—8 

Bco|;.: o l o o-l I 

Georgia— Augusta. July 23.— Match between two ioeal 
balls per man; Bogardus' trap. Charleston 
!poi .in/ I Hub :— 
T. T. It 1! 11 11 10 11 11 11 It 11 11 11 01 11 01 11-37 
W. H.T. ut 01 11 II 11 I! 11 LI ni H II H 01 11 00—21 
R. A. K II 11 It ol 11 li 10 11 It 11 10 II 11 11 11—37 
W.L.C.. 11 10 U 01 11 111 01 01 01 11 11 10 11 11 LI— sa 
J. 11 00 11 11 11 H 11 11 11 H H 01 01 11 11—28 
C.B.i H 11 11 10 11 11 11 10 11 01 01 11 11 01 11— « 
L. G. T....11 11 10 11 11 U 10 01 0J 11 11 11 01 11 11—34 
0. C. P. .11 01 11 11 01 10 11 11 03 II 11 10 11 11 11 — 21 
T.S.I. .11 11 11 11 10 11 00 11 11 01 01 11 11 U 11—35 


1 I 1 1 1 

10 110 11 

1 1 1 1-10 
1 1- T 

o o-a 


1 1 0- 7 

Total. . 



Merchants and Exchange Club ; SO balls each from three 
traps :— 

W.T.D...11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 01 11 11 01—3? 

W. M..J...U 11 U 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 1} 01 1 11 01-28 

[1 11. 11 01 II 01 DO 00 11 11 11 11 11 11 1 l-'-'l 

i 11 11 01 01 11 11 10 11 11 "1 10 11 U 1-23 

..I.D ... 11 11 01 11 II U 11 11 11 I' I' I' 1' n u - 2 -> 

E W. H 11 11 ill 11 11 01 11 01 11 11 11 01 10 11 11-25 

IB. 11 1 1 11 11 H M 01 01 11 00 11 11 11 11-25 

1.M.B U 11 11 11 01 01 11 10 11 01 10 11 11 11 11-5.1 

D.F.C 11 11 10 U 01 11 11 00 11 01 It 01 01 11 01-22 

Total . 

Ohio — Wapakjweta Glass Bali. Tournament. — 

i!) .Inly 22.— First match ; sweep- 

yards rise ; 10 single bails ; Bogardus's rules :— 

M.R.Hull.' 10 11111-6 

J. n. Patterson 111101 101 1—8 

E. I". Sawyer 1 1 1 1 1 I T 1-8 

rmaa 111111011 1-9 

1111110 110-8 

naoos! .0010111111—7 

Tidjen 1 1 1 1 1 1 0-6 

Tie on 8, 21 yards; won by Sawyer with 3 Straight. 
Second match ; sweepstakes : 18 yards vise ; 10 single 


M. Hull. 







Pierson - 


Tie on 9 ; 21 yards ; 3 balls :— 

Sawyer 1 

Coonrad 1 

Tse on 8 ; 21 yards ; 3 balls ; 

.10 1 
.0 1 1 1 1 
.110 111 
.1110 11 


1 1-3 



1 1 l-< 



1 1 1 1-10 

1 1 1-8 

a by Hurley with 3 straight, 

Third match: sweepstakes; IS yards rise: 5 single balls:— 

Actte.rman 0111 1—1 I Patterson 10 111-4 

lOjsko 011 1 1-1 I Hurley HUM 

Armacost 10 111—1. Tidjen 1—1 

Sawyer 1111 1—5 

Sawyer first money. Tie of i ; 21 yards rise ; 3 balls :— 

Ackerman .... 1 1 1-3 11 0-8 I Hurley 111-3 010-1 

The others wtthdi 
Fourth match ; sweepstakes ; IS yards rise : 5 single 
balls :— 

..010 1 1—81 Armacost 111 0—3 

. .0 10 1-3 ! Hurley 10 1—2 

,111 J 1-5 





Tie of 3; 21 
Fifth ma 


1 1 t 1 1— 1 

>• Patterson with % x- 
yards rise : 10 single 

Ackerman . . 
Patterson . . . 

Eltzroth ... 
MclCnight. .. 
Sheets.. ... 




1 111110010—7 

1 111101100 

1 1 1 1 1 1 11 1—9 

1 t 1 1 1 1 1-7 

1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 0-8 

1 1 1 1 1 1 1—7 

1 1 1 1 1 1 1-7 

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1—8 

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0—7 

1 1 1-10 

. 0—2 

...0 1 1 U 1 1 1—5 

...111111111 1—10 

•ds ; 5 sinH'lo balls :— 

. , Franked 1 10-3 1110-3 

8 for third money : "->- yards rise ; r . sip ale halls :— 

Tie on 10 for first. ; 5 single balls ; 21 yard a 1 
Wright.! 1111-5 1111 1-5 ! Eltawth.1 1 1 1 l-e 
w I 

Jloore and Pierson divided second. 

Eleventh match 
balls :— 

1 a 

, 1 . . 

1 1 1 i- a 

i ! 




Tie on 10 for first money ; 21 
Plerson.OOH 1-3 11110 

Tie on 8 for third money : :.. , ... 
Sheets 110 11-4 01110-3 Sawyer .10 111-4 110 U-t 

Sixth match : sweepstakes ; 18 yards rise : 10 single 
balls :— 
Aekerman 1 1 J 1 1 1 1 1 1-9 

lfinlni™ 111111111 1—10 

Wri°Ut ° 111110 11 1-8 

Coraraa'.:.:..-... 1 10 1111111-9 

Pierson 1 1 ? 1 1 0-8 

BUzrotb 1 1 1 


Sheets 1 1 " 


Patterson . . 
Hurley .... 

Franke and Eltzroth divided fust; Ackerman and Coonrad di- 
vided second. Tie on S for third ; 21 yards ; 3 balls :— 

Wright 1 w I Hurley 11 1-3 1 1 0-2 

Pierson 1 1 1-3 1 1 1-3 I 

Seventh match : sweepstakes ; 18 yards rise ; 10 single 
balls :— 
Ackerman 1 


1— ;s 






1 1 1-10 
1 1 1—10 

10 1-8 
10 0-5 

1 t 0- ft 



SiK ht :-- ' - - 

Hurley ... 


Armacost . 

Franke and MeKn,s-ut divided Ui-sl: Mid .lei- and Eltzroth divided 
second. Tic on 8 for third ; 21 yards ; 3 balls: won by Ackerman 
with 3. 

Wednesday, July 23.— Eighth match ; sweepstakes : is 
yards rise ; 15 single balls : — 

Coonrad } J J '} 

Moore } } ' } 

Pierson 7 7 1 i 

Eltzroth 1 1 1 J - 

j 1 1 1 1 

Sheets 1 1 1 1 1 " 

Franke 1 1 1 1 

McKnfgirt 1 

Wright 1 1 1 1 1 1 

Coonrad and Pierson divided first. 

Ninth match ; sweepstakes : 18 yards rise ; 10 single 







Sheets 1 

Tie an 10 far first ; balls ; 21 yards :— 

Eltzroth 1 110 0— 3|Coonrad 1 1 

Pierson 1 1 11 1—5 I 

Pierson and Coonrad divided first ; Wright and Sheets divided 

Tenth match ; sweepstakes ; 18 yards rise ; 10 single 

1 1 

1 1 

111 1—15 

1 1—12 
111 1—15 

1 1 1-13 
110 1-10 

11 1—10 
10 1 1—11 
10 0— 6 

1 1 1 1-K 



1 1 1—10 
10 1-7 
1 1 1—10 
1 1 1-10 
1 1 1— S 

1 1 1-5 


.1 1 1 





Q. Hull 




Bteroth!" ..*!! 

:..i 111101 


1 1 1-10 

1- - 

- 1 1 1 1 1 1— 8 
I I 1 1 1 1 1 1- 8 

..110101100 1—0 

.,11,1111.111 i-io 
111111111 1—10 



3rittol • 

Motter ...0 

Moore and 'Wright divided third; U0 
21 yards rlsei— 
Ackerman 1 w— 2 PiGrson 1 1 1 i 1—5 

Twelfth match. Thiawas a tw< 
teams of anv organize! - 
donated byhameclub, valued ai 

Hundred Paper Sheila, don > 

Bawksley Loader, donated by B. 
cinnati, 0. Third prize : Fifty L ■ 
1. Young, Secretary home club. Ten 1 
single balls ; 21 yards im :— 


McKnight 11110.1 14 11000101 ' I 

Shects.r. Ill L1Q11010 1 


Eltzroth 1 111.101101 IdOOl 

Hotter 11111111111111 

... ■ 

Wright 1 I 1101 ttlllll] 

Moore - Ill 011 Hi I 10 <-!o-e! 

l.t.MA TEAM. 

Ackerman 1 1 11 1 1 1 J 11 1 1 1 1 "] 

Fiske. ,1111100011.] 


Coonrad 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 111 1 1 1 1 

Hereon. ....111111,0 11111110 1 ' .■ CI il 

Hurley 1110 1111 ll 1 1 1 1 1 

Xewlahd 10011110111111 Ll 

A Franke ... 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 I 11 1 1 1 1 1 i 
I. young 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 01 1 1 1 1 1 1. 1 1 

TKOV Ti:Al[. 

Sheets llOOOOlOOllOllllllOO L2 

Waltz 000 0000 LO I 


Edmistou. 0111 011111 10] 

G.Hull 1 1110 1 1.1 1 1 1 1 1110 1 1 0-18-39 

T>- „+* 1101 il 011 I 111 115,01 


found several of the lady archers asseni- 
1.-01 now target in the shade, of the fine 

<re armed, however, and 

: 1 - 1 : ! the scores of two. The 
and from the twenty-four 

3 were made. Miss Janie 

Mr-. Henrv C. Carver, 20 hits, 

but 1 was informed 

Eternoen scored 135 

a 'ovi 1 at the same range. Ido 

1.0^ know h exceeded in America but 

i, one point. Mrs. Nichol Halsey, 

' ■!.■, ■.!.' soi 1 or ged in experiment - 

,.'..,.. ., ;■ drawing, rapidly accommo- 

: id drew to my direction, and I was very 

no is the impsi Bonification of grace and 

! oil,:. If 10 the difficult attitude ar.d 

a archery. I teidily dis- 

od the three most valuable qttali- 

. . ... nerve, and a desire 

. bas hitherto achieved some fine 

oobly overcome the nov- 

... ile of shooting which she has as- 



and Lima Tei 

The wes 
the tourna 

is the kite 


nt : 1 

npropitious. It rained both days of 
ertheless, a good time was hail. If 
of our club to give a pigi <a turj 
during Septei ibei . ... . will be 

I. y. 

Sec'y Wapakoneta Globe Shoo'uag Club. 

^iitionxl $nsHmcs. 


Editor Forest and Stream :— 

When one has had a , 
that he should imagine that every one elsa would b 
pleased to hear about it, and he ii 
cious upon the subject. To thelc acrehej 

the grounds of a first class club, and the 
tiiipatingin their practice, and Oi 1 
tality, is one o£ the choicest blessings t ' r. Having 
enjoyed such a visit with rare re along- 1 

severe work. I beg the reader to 1 ■ . 0. ' e while : 
babble about, some of the events od 1 . . . i 1 . 

Most of the readers of the T: 
heard of the •' Highland Park Axe 

and best societies in A/nericn. 4mongtb n beau 

tiful village of Highland Pai ■] O) . tun 
gan, twenty-two miles north of Ohieago, 1 passed the 
" White day " of my archer life for 1 

Having passed several days in Chicago, in Co a 
work for" the furtherance of the cause of the Na i : . 
rag to be held there in August, I gave in-, : ' 

of Mr. H. 0. Carve; 

Association, ami by his Sinduess ij ■ 

pleasure it is poss;..; , > 

afternoon of the 35th of Jnly . entlert 
P. Archers " and myself shol the Single 
two targets over the flue 
and some very creditable scores wore made 
hers of the club did, not shoo 
of the round, and i am unable to ;, .J 
remember that of Dr, VVeston, ?ho 
score as follows: humir 

sixtv yards, 80 ; total, 268. The Dr. olaiuio.i ; ... 
best round, hut it will notion 
of sliooting continues improving u> t,i;u"'. aa ' 
I saw him shoot in June. '. > Li .,10. 1 :,. 
made high scores were Mr. Heni'i 
P. Hall, Mr. W. B. D. Gray, Mr. Wm, 31 
Mr. C. G. Hammond of the Highland Park A: , 
Mr. John Wilkison of " Tlie Nortli - 3 it" 

CMcago. The latter gentleman 1 i.y the lino 

shooting done at o . 

only attempted atoinr;, anco ' 

fore, made a shot at a I 
range. The flight ol 
extremely low cuii-o. . . 
pound bow. The bow, hpwevi 
one for the smoothness and quid . . 

Spanish Yew of a very fine wood. The 
Team" composed of Mr. Henry C. Carver, Mr, 

vhich intends 
; will have a 

tbt can l; 
.. 1 rrade of her sho 

■ Eectb 

',.,. , , , ...n ,. o 

[i . 1 .■■ 

1 1 , . , ! ■ 11 in to a 

her bov, 

1. 0, so'. oral tii 

... ' rifti ov'. 10 . -fou 

■ tan ! ! oo 

tan sL\ . , 


a thirl 

HaU, Mr. W. B. D. Gray 
strongest in the Association, and the 
to take first, place at the August 1 
splendid contest with thi 
winning team to score si 
Round. About six o'clock P, M. ?,i 
kindly took me in her carnage to I 

of the accuracy as 
Kiss Street has naturally 
•s and looses her arrows 
ed a twenty -four pound 
r her command, that she 
she had shot two hundred 
dternoon. This is a mar- 
on,-, who is apparently far 

; : Bseand impcrturb- 
:irv to be dreaded on the 

National Meeting will bo 
son shot a few arrows of 
early all of which found 
i is one of the finest, shots 
, siio seems to have fallen 
ad shoots with great ease 
ly under the command of 
,u very little practice she 
ring passed one hundred 
! i. 1 Olio yards. Among 
s 1 he shooting. I had the 

the Hon. W. A. James. 

. i'io House of Representatives of Illinois, and 

. . io : the Pev. G. L. Wrenn. and Mr. 

|a 1 • o -Ionian has unfortunately 

ucl being fascinated with archery, has 

bov while holding it with 

, uallv succeeded in thus making some 

^.t our request he shot a few- arrows at.thirfiy 

ig the oio-t with every one. If one under 

, ' ;. ,i ;,. - o-,ri kurn to shoot, who in the possession 

ler powers, shall say "I cannot learn?" 

... .. : 11. uug a mistress must archery be to thus 

lover over such an obstruction? Being com- 

icago at 9:30 A. M. on the next day, 

1 oillv assembled at the residence of Mi. Henry 

: . !, the next morning, (how great a. 

. :,i . and shot a score at forty 

- . - .. o: ol:,.- 1 to 1 ave before the shooting was 

ov 1. tin: .-■-.- One. Mrs. Carver, who 

i ■■ taking" style, leading in the score 

\ ary 000 shooting was done by Mrs. 

oPss Pol'sen, but earn of them was"called 

grounds bet 'ore the shooting was cohchld- 

oiay, the inventor of the telephone is 

of the club, and Mrs. Gravis one of the most 

enthusii ii. members. Mrs. Swartout, the Lady Para- 

S. Lasher and Mrs. Weston, I did not 

. but I heard much of their skill from 

other members of the club. Even the younger people 

ted with the contagion of archery, and 

,.ioud, who is only twelve years of age, 

x archer, vieing with the older 

- in the score lists. Even my 

( orver wields the how with 

: one hundred points with twen- 

[ rejoice to see our most 

archery as their out- 

lastime, c -.. ■>■ di ;lo.\ s their gracefulness 

aei-ve and springiness that is the 

. i ;. . The world cannot produce a 

.. ranging as a beautiful lady stand- 

■ _ ■■ :■ ■ 1 i new target on the 

lawn of hero .at her the "shadow of great 

trees and color of glad grass," her springy bow drawn 

hack till it 1 0. lift , wand dl willow, tue whole form 

Litest blushes of pink flocking Uji 

1 .... lie glad and lumi- 

... 1 ;..'■., ision will 

:'■'.' Public Tournaments 01 

: lior the finest crowds of 

outdoor exhibitions in the Ialeai, 

... the 1:2th, 13th and 11th of 

go, will he witnessed by the 1 

n nit anil polished element of Chicago 

together,: nd it is needless to odd that 

that tli ladies ai\ to participate in the shooting 

, . - 


, ■ . [iei .-.. iripg at liftj and sixtj 

liun that of the gentlemen at the 

'■ the American lady, strong of 

.;. ,: ' oiUoiit, has bent her intelligence 

bow, we shall see new 

nv years, for when she 

tile accomplishment of 

, i 

• What shall charm or force 

- . loourse?" 

Will. H. Thompson. 

■;.. AKCUERY Ass. -11 [■.'•. 

' ' ' i ' "- ' -..-.■ 

... ..1. 

. . o liatioh so 

the National . the sa: 

.:i wore the f"! 
.. . . 

. ..-. . : .1 
of Hackeusack. N. J 
,vc!i cry Club ; the Toxachs, Ne 

number of 
in., held at 
or the pur- 
newhat hke 
ne objects. 
lowing : the 
e Wattiiam 

: the West 
,. Mu. s.; thu 

Greonfield Archers : the Maple Grove Archers, Spring- 



'.Sas*.; the Massasoit P.owrueu. Th&followinK offic- 
ers v. -ore elected : President.. Mr. A. S. Browned, I 

n I Vice- President, Miss Maud Banks : Second 
President, Dr. E. P. Miller, Fitchburg Mass.' Re- 
cording Secretary, Mr, N. Abbott Mass.- 
Corresponding Secretary. Mr. J. Won ■ester, Waltham 
Alass. : Treasurer, Miss Walker, Wafertown, Mass. Kvee- 
utive Committee :— A. S. Prowiiell. I!. K. Tollman, Dr. 
Miller, W. Holberton, J. W. Rollins. Jr.; E. P, 

' i regulations were adopted pen 

same as those of the National Association.' The imtia- 
"'" ' ' ■ md it is to be hoped that the Eastern olubs 
will join soas to build i ociety. Ameeting 

'""' "' '" Id in Boston the last week in September, when 

■ at b able American 

Clubs in the i icinil 
| Id -ess W, Holberton. ..i en !■ , 

()•") ii toi ;t,r :i. New York, tor further hifornia- 

ii. .11 

:e Books and Carks.— The thing for 

.'. is Tac. Hussi . , ore Books. 

Ihey are an ; ,ie...'. I for ih, ., ., ,-;,.,,.. , , -illation rounds, are 
idy, durable and as near perfection as can be 

i ,:i ,,,.. I. 

•\o New tn Bows.— The latest thing in archery 
■ : ■'■ ooden « m i I I ■■ « i , , .. i . ■ . mV .i, ,i M i \\ 

1 ' ook hie cue from the to tans, 

ssesi ■ ■■ Onderful power. To afford 

Of ■'■ Ii: ■■ I'.ca uido-b.-iekoil I .■ will do Mr. 

Sutton called at this oflice. and in our presence pulled 
one of them to thirty-eight inches repeatedly, it spring- 
ing back straight when relieved. See the advertisement 

' IIII ''. .n 

Ohio- Cincinnati, July 24.— The following scores were 
shot at Westwood, near Cincinnati, July is. 1878 I idi ■ 
thirty yards, and gentlemen forty yards: t'ortv-eight-incl 
liirtj arrows. 


'■i I lei- !>9 

Mis^. Pounsford. . "1 
Plerson.. . . 31 

I.ane, e Grelg, b Brewster, 
.tones, bC-otg 

Creig, ). Lane . 
U Jenkins, I. I,';., 
s llnsfonl h .Ion, 

iopor, h Brewster 

inatjVsis or bowling. 


Balk. Runs. 


Maidens. Wickets. 

>DaU,l;.. 1 

I'm. a I m 

. VVi!,i,.ivr.- These 

ids mide 

Mr. Healy. 

. i i.i.-,' :M 

Mr. diaries Miller 27 


... 128 

. 1 18 

. ., 1. 1 - . . [46 j score, 1,170. 

1 have never seen a scire published ahead 
1 1 Her. She has beaten it in private pr 

iSsbtt Archers— Watertowih July 30,— Thirty 
row : thirty yards. 

nits, i 

i'- "i: 'h-. Silsboe 

akci 2S !« I Mrs 

I- ARROWS, co-cry yards. 
Value. I 

A. S. lii-on-noll. 
'bhott. . 
COLUMBIA biiivii, AccnsT I. 
Hits. Value. I 
U 203 I Miss L. Alaee. . 
31 ISt 
Hits. I 
■ ■ i a P. Abbott 

. -■■:■; 17:; I Joe I laol on 15) oi 

. - n -II 171 

See pin in j. B. Crook's advertisement 

i-k.- | .loV]. 




Hits. Value. 

Hits. Value. 


Hits. Vain 



Aug 7 s- Ottawa.— Toronto vs. Ottawa. 

i land.— Staten Island vs. Manhattan, 

- Fraukford.— Wakefield vs. Fiankford. 
Aug 10— Staten rslaud.— Staten island ISA.) vs. Manhattan (2d), 
Vug 19-20- -Ottawa- United States vs. Canada. 

n-'ii Island i;.'!-ii.:im;i.m a (8d.) . -. Staten Island (2d). 
. boken. x. .1 —Hamilton .- St 6ei gee. 
taten Island. -Hamilton v-. V,u ag I ... , 
Aug 20-30— Staten Island— Hamilton is. Stetori island. 

Tin: IJxtted States Eleven.— At a meeting of the 
Executive Committo of the I 'ricketer's Association of the 
United States, held at Philadelphia, on August 1st., the 
following gentlemen were selected to represent the States 
in the intermit ii " ulted States vs. Canada, to 

■ i on August 10-20, at Ottawa: C. B. Calvert, 
Peninsular, C. C. of Detroit. Mich.: R. AY. Clay. Phila- 
: ,, I, .a ' !. ('.: F. L. Bailey and J. M. Fox, Merion C. C. 

i, Ijihia. : C. A. and'D. S. Newhall, You. >-j , mi I les 

Philadelphia; J. L. Soutter and B. J. Cross, St. 
... New Tori; F. E. Brewster, Henry W. 

ind R. N. Caldwell, Gei-mantown) C of Phila- 

aoice of the above players I n i thehands 

of a thoroughly competent comn itfc -■ have no 

criticism; ■ ebeena special 

. on f i :-r leaving 
man ; Lane, of thie 
On tli. 
Ottawa and Monti 
js" g E. Spragg. 


' i : ■ "i the 

of the Ha miltou, Toronto, 
jided upon the following 
E. Kearney of Halifa 

A Ogdenof Toronto; B. W. Wand, 

H. C. Simmons and R, Terrie of Hamilton ; Rev. T. D. 
Phillipps of Ottawa- W. Armstroiigot Orillia ; S. Ray of 
I. Cough and J. C. Bagiey of Montreal. 
Manhattan vs. Staten Island — On July 17 the first 

id z 

eleven of thes I 'respect Park for tt 

time this season. Tlie Island learn was not on hi 
the appointed time. Half an hour late thi 
four players, and it was past noon before they were ready 
to play and then had only seven men. 3taten Wand went 
in short order for 44 runs. The 
only double figures in their score were made by Ronald- 
son. Their opponents who hail be ground 

.t, to the bat. Hulbi rt, 
■, MIII ., ... . . ..--i l for lo/. 

.! inning produced 118 runs for 
six Wickets, and at 6;45 v :m.. they had eight men on 
their team when time was called. Score : 

Total. ... . 44 

Young America (of Wis.) 
of Milwaukee, Wis., met at 11 
hist., and played a closely contes 
match. The Young Americas i t- all 
years, and their chili has 
months. The following score will 
very tolerable result from (heir brief practice. The Wil- 
low chili was re-enforced by Messrs Martin and Ashlev of 
Raoia.0, Wis., and the Young America allow© 
players : — 

wii,i,mv. I vniwiiAiiMiii 

I'ei-rme, 1 h w Oxborrow.... :/ i '-'... I .,. i. vi-., -; 

liristol, e Halliav.-a-. . I. I'.n I.. -. I i.,,... ,. : „. i, t'i,i ter 1 

PeaeoGk. b (lA-hei-nev i, •-, .-i,,!i • Bediugton. i . i -.. 

Fetter, b U.vliniTcnv (|| [(enipsev. e 1,'eiiiie-i, 

1 liani 
Seainim.e Hat lia «av.l.l'aikes \ I Murplu-. st Cade: ii (iralunn 

I'eete, b Oxborroiv 3 Jairhafrn, b Graham 

Cade, not out ii Bherwood, b Oi-aham. 

Byes 5 W. DlckenS, e Bristol, h Gra-! 

.1. Dickens, e Brislni 


C. Dickens, b Bristol ,.., 

nurbin, not out - 

Hathaway, e Graham, b Ilris- 


Tu G Merion's Skcond Eleven Trip. —The second eleven 
nil Club visited the St. George's ground on the 
23d of July, and defeated the second eleven of the home 
club by six wickets. Score : — 


r. I.-,. 

Total . 

Total. - 

Simcoe Cktcket Oi.uB.-A 'oinity of Norfolk. Providence 
of Ontario. Canada, Honorary President. Shen' 
President. W. W. Livingston. Esq. : Yice-Po/s 
H. Fitzgerald, Esq.: Secretary— Treasurer, W. L. Walsh, 


Executive Committee : Messrs. Lemon. Peunigton. Sin- 
den Osborne and H. O. Fitzgerald. 

Thus far (.he club has onlj played two foreign matches 
this season; one at St. Thomas, the Capital of the 
County of Elyn. against the club of that city of the 34th 

of May : th 
on the 4th 
vas victor 

other at. Norwich in the County of Oxford. 

f July, In the former match the Simcoe [earn 

his : the score standing : Simcoe, 1st. inning, 

ins?, ?'.' : total i: j ,li. St. Thomas. 1st. inning. Ii!) : 

total 128. Simcoe wining by 8 runs. For 



the victors. VV. H. Fitzgerald scored Ii i 
Lemon. 23 and 7 ; A. Grasett. 10 and (i, a 
Hand III; For the vanquished, Jekes sec 
C. H. Moore. 16 and 2 : and N. 'O. Leslii 
Norwich the Simcoe team was defeated 1: 
The following is the score of a match 
cricket ground, Simcoe, on Wednesday, 
between the married and single members 

id E. G] 

Thomas Lee, b Walsh 


C. M.Foley, b Linden 

G. B. Jackson, b< 




H. O. Fiteacrald, b Linden 

i r;.h rnurk. 1, Waishel-'ol 

W. L. Walsh, run out 

W. .1. Linden, bund r-'Kirzirr 


G. A. Curtis, st OSDOrne 

P.W. Molmested, h W'rlsb, 


. 1 

A.Grasetl, b Liriflen 

1(. ilRbornc, run out 


G. s. liver, b linden 

W. Price, b Curtis 

. II 

.I.S. Hodirins. not out. 

W. W.Li vinsrstnn.b Walsh 

'. tfathax, b Linden 

.tames Jenkins, b Walsh... 


F. E. Curtc not -.ii. 

Thomas Murph, not, ml. 

.. ;i 

l. L. Jackson, to bat 

rienav Simmons, b Curtis, 

■ii .-raid 


.1. JR. Kertell. to bat 


Byes. . 


. 8 


. 59 


The single men winning by thr ee wickets and eighteen 

I'll ESTNUT 1 1 IIX vs. FOX ( lHABE.— On the i 7th ult. these 
teams met at Chestnut Hill, when the Fox Chase, an 
ilgamated team of Philadelphia, Penn., were defeated 
17 runs in a, one inning game. The following is full 


lliiirhei-, ir Mm-phv 

I'. e. Patterson, b. Murphy 
A. Piddle, c. Olnv b. J. Thayer 
Peril', b. .! It. Tluivei- 

I- ,1. P.'Thaver ... 
F.Sai-toi-i.c.tlip b.J.B.Thayer 
S. Shober, 1, b. \v.,b.J.Tliaycr. 

Total . 


Merion (2d) vs. States IBI A D 
July, at Staten Island the home team was defe 
visitors by 2S runs. Hole's defensi\e inning 
feature of the Staten Island's olnv. Monro i. 
a good 12. For the Merii i ,Ti :. ins obtain 
. Peace, a slow scored 21, and Ewing 
The Island team was decidelv weak, while we le 
Philadelphia source that the Merion eleven w 
seritative one. The game was inb resting Mca 

and Satterthwaite bowleil . . el b] 

Moore, made a grand one-handed jati b. Scor< 


ie 24th 
1 by the 

ras the 

a quick 

;ood 17. 
from a 

-, , i - 1 . ,, 
iptain " 


Sattorthwaite, b Ewing 1 

Dodtre, e Morris b Ewing 4 

Hole, 1) Morris 37 

Moore, b Morris 12 

Roberts c Stroud b Morris. ... i 
Donald b Ewing 7 

Itavidg-e. b Ewing. 
Jfarber. b Ewing. . 
laman, b Morris 
Poole, c and bEwi. 
Outcrhndge. not -.a 
iv ides, 3... 



..." 13 


Peace, b Satterthwaite 81 

Evans, runout i 

Montgomery, e.Farber. bSat- 
rnrwflite...' 2 

Maule, h Donald 

- lattertbwalti Q 

o,v 1. O, .,i,i|.| 



Staten Islana 

s 11 


Williams, b Donald 
Morris, b Satterthv/ 

- .cDavidgre 
W. Phffler. c Moore 

,! OUt 

I". 1. - 

1 UJ « 90 102 

] is 

-, .7 



103 JOS 

•am! .Armstrong 
........ i. Campbell 

Ewing, b Campbell 

Stroud, e Richardson b Arm- 

-i. b Arm- 
strong. II 

'.Vain ,. i.mribell'. ... ii 

W, I'liiller, no t. I 

Maule, bCampbell ii 

Byes, 9; leg byes, 1; 


fides] 6 ;.'..'.'. 

Not out, 

c fliles, b Campbell.. 
b A fmst i-ong 

i Armsti'f 
Not. out 

b i lampbell . . 



..5 f! IT IS 34 KIT 107 107 ID 111 
..3 8 8 11 28 


'. II) 14 :il 30 311 40 iS 52 5U 

* . 'J 10 32 60 73 74 77 86 


Balls. Huns. Maidens. Wickets. 


BJorrisfii Stuoiifl 5; no balls, Morris 2. 







Wides. Richai 

Port Hope vs. St. Catharines.— This match played 
at Port Hope on the 10th inst.. on account of rain was 
pronounced a draw game. Home fine batting was dis- 
played by Kirc.hhoft'er of Port Hope, who made 60 (not- 
our.*). Mei-rit. of St. Catharines played a fine innings of 48. 
Below we give the full score :— 

porrr hope— 1st INNINGR. 

Wa.dsu'oi-tb, e Hamilton, b Merrill 

Blotcher, run out -. 

J. G. nan 

G. F. Hall. bSlmiir 

H. Hall. Ii Mei-i-itt - 

• ,.-'i-, not out 

Ward, n Men ilt. 

Shepherd, e and b Mel "' 

- 16 


ndti H audi to: 
o Hni 




Crombie, r'j.c n . U bG\'P. Hall 
Pellet, eBaiucs, b G. P. Hull 

Hunter, b G. F. Hall 

W. I. Merritt,bG.P.Hall.... 

r '■'.?.' '.'. ','. '■' ' ' ... F.llalb. 



2d Innings. 

II"! I,'!.- 


. nth. b Ward . . 


hit. F. Hall 

- - 

t G. F. Hall 

Hamilton. o Ambroae.b Wads- 





b P.letcher 

. Itletcher 

J.t. J. G.. ti G. F. Hall 

eWadswortb. b G. F. Hall 

b Bletclier 





Cricket at Montreal.— The following is the score of 
the annual match. Canadians vs. Old Countrymen, played 
at Montreal, on the 19th July :— 

.1. Sinilli.h Hai-daian 

B, bl .'■ IS 

■i, bHardmon... 

a " - 

E Clous! .'..-■ 1 

Hi :■-- - I 

A. Patters 

Hardman, b Sills.. 1 
A. Wilson not out. 
Byes, 5 ; wides, 3. 

. b (Jougb., 
ian. bGbugh... 
t, b W. Smith, 
es, b Dean 

Gough.. .. 

J. McMurray, b Gough. - 
G. M. Mackie, b Dean.. . - 

John Bull, run out 

C. Winslow, not out 

Leg byes. ... 

Total 58 

xifas, N. 8.— The 101st. defeated 

h the garrison grounds 

ii took the bat first scoring 61 ; tbe 

' 59 ; B2 of which were contributed by 

lecondinnfngthe 97th rapidly ran up 

: ore of 54 to win which 

1 with tlie loss of I wickets. 



Port Hope vs. 6obotjrg. — The above match was played 

on the Port Hope grounds on the 17th inst., resulting in 
a draw. For Port Hope Wirchhoffer played a fine in- 
nings of 41, I. G. Hall, Wadsworth, and Baines getting 
doable figures. For Cobourg, Harden, Wood, Hm, and 
I ilayed well. Following is the full score :— 

1st innings. 

Osier, ot. Smith, b S, F. Hall. >j 


Holland, ct.H. Hall, b Smith. 8 

P. Hall H 

Gardii i b Sinltli 1 

Hill, li Smith i 

Kennedy, not out - . - 10 

i ' > i t h a 

Aruiour.ct.I.G., b O.K. Hal), 'i 

Hnulen. I b wb Ct. F.Hull.... 1 

i Ruinos.UG.Hall. 


2d Innings. 

ct. U. F. Hall, b Smith 3 

hit wok. b Smith 3 

b Smith 

b lllelohrr. 

. 19 

A. Smith, bU. K. Hall 

b Bleteher 15 

ot. H.lIalLb Smith 13 

b Smith...: : - 15 

b Bletoher 3 

ct. Head, b Bleteher 39 

not out 13 

Extras M 



roriT hope. 

L'd Innings. 

•Hill.b Osier 

b Osier 

nm out 

ruu out — 
b Osier 

b Osier... . 
et. Sailsbur: 

not out.,,. 

to bat . . . 
to bat. 
Extras . 

Total 31 

1st Innings. 

G. F. Hall, b Kennedy 3 

Wadswortb, c Salisbury, b 
Holland 13 

Blcteber.c Wood.b Kennedy. 8 

I. a. Hall, b Wood 13 

Ward, b Kennedy 1 

Kirrhholler. e Wood, b Osier. 11 

H. nail, b Kennedy 7 

Shepherd, Salisbury, b Ken- 
nedy o 

Baines, not out 10 

Smith, o and b Osier 

Read, emid b Wood 1 

Extras 20 

Total 123 

Another New Club.— The Columbus Cricket Club was 
organized last month at the capital of Ohio. The follow- 
ing officers were elected for the ensuing year : President. 
F. O. Hubbard ; Treasurer. W. P. Little : Secretary, 
K. 0. Smith. The club started with over thirty members, 
We wish them all success. 

The United Portsmouth Cricket Cltib of Portsmouth, 
N. H., is talking of visiting New York and vicinity. 
Secretaries of New York, Paterson, and Newark club's, 
are requested to communicate with Win. Sladen, Sect'y. 
of W. P. C. C. 

— We learn from a Montreal paper, that the cricketers 
of that city are endeavoring to get up a team to visit 
England. The subject is being submitted to the various 
clubs in the country, with a probability of the scheme be- 
ing carried through, 

— A new club has recently been formed at Bradford, 


Chester City Cricket Club.— At a recent meeting of 
this organization, the following officers were elected for 
the season : Thos. Harrison. President: Thos. Johnson, 
Vice-President; Harry Brooks, Treasurer : Isaac Rodgere, 
Secretary (address P. "O. Box 456, Chester City, Delaware 
County, Pennsylvania) ; John Griffin, Captain. 

Took op the Hamilton, Ont., Cricketers.— The 
eleven of the Hamilton Cricket Club intend visiting New 
York and Philadelphia during the last week in August. 
They will play the St, George's of New York, on the 25th 
and "28th : the Young Americas at Philadelphia, on the 
27th and 28th, and Staten Islands on 29th and 30th. 

Collingwciop Cricket Club.— This club of Colling- 
wood, Gut., at a recent meeting elected D. J. LiddeS, 
President ; H. McDonald, Vice-President : and J. E. 
Moberly, Secretary and Treasurer. 

— The next international walk opens at the Madison 
Square Garden, this city, September 22. Weston, Rowell, 
Blower Brown, Ennis. and a Yuma, Indian from Califor- 
nia, are to compete. 

Scottish- American Athletic Club.— Handicap games. 
open to all amateurs, will be given on the club's grounds, 
August 16, commencing at 5:30 P.M. The programme 
will consist of two mile handicap walk, one mile handi- 
cap run, one hundred yards handicap run.— W. S. Con- 
nell, Secretary, 329 West 54th street. 

NaHant Sporting Club— Nahant, August 2.— Foot 
Race ; quarter mile ran ; for silver medal. Open also to 
Harvard Athletic Association and Union Athletic Club. 
T. H, Simmonds (H. A. A.), first; T. R. Lord's, " Unknown'' 
(U. A. C), second ; G. C. Adams, third. Time, 53-£. Im- 
promptu 100 yards dash. T. R. Lords, " Unknown," 
first ; G. G. C. Adams, second ; R. S. Codman, third ; 
Ware, Peabody, and others. Time, 11+. G. B. I. 

§he g*meof §hes&. 

Problem No. 58.' 

Motto: Be Patient. 

White to play and give mate in three n 

1-R-Q B3 

2-P-K4 eh 
3— P mates. 


1-P-K1 1- 


A game in the International Tourney match between William 
Coates, of Cheltenham, England, and Max Judd, of St. Louis, Mo. 
White. Black. White. Black. 

Coates. Judd. Coates. Judd. 

1-P-K1 1-P-K4 i 5-Kt-Kto 5-B-Kt5eh 

2-KKI-B3 3-QKt-B3 I 8->B-Q2 rt-OJ tl, s K. P eh 

a-p.Qi 3-PtksP I 7-B-K2 7-K-Q 

1— Kt tks P 4— Q-E5 I 8— Castles 8— K K1-K2 

9-Q Kt-Rl i 9-Q-K5 

Bishop takes Kt would have been a better move. 
10-P-QB3 10— B-B4 11— P-Kt3 11— Q-KB3 

The only move at Black's command. 
12-Kt-Kl 1Z-Q-B4 I 11- Q B-.B4 14-P-K3 

13— KtUsB 13-0 tks Kf [IS— P-QB1 

At. this early stage of the play White not only has much the heat 
position, but almost a forced won game. 

! 15-F-Q R4 

Not good ; still is there any better mo-re ''. 
18— Q-Q2 I 16— R-R3 

While this is another poor move we are unable to find anything 

11— Q R-Q 17-0 Kt-Kt | 19— P tks P 19-Q-B3 

18-P-QKU 18-PtksP |30-KttksQP 

From the fourteenth move White has played very much the best 


20— B-R6 

If P tks Kt, then P-KtS. 
21— Kt-Kldisch21— Kt-Q2 I 23— Kt-Kto 23— R tks B 

22-B-B3 22-R-RS 24— Kt. tks B 24-P-B3 

Black cannot save the game. 
25— KM 

The best move. 

I 25-P-Q B4 

For the second time the only move at Black's command. 
26-PtksP 28— QtksP 1 28— Q-Q8ob Resigns. 

27— B tksP ch 27— K tks B 

-Hartford Times. 


—We take from the Nuova Bivislo the appended score of the 
leading contestants in the. tourney recently held at Rome, Italy: 
Won. Lost. Dr's. _ Won. Lost Dr's. 

BeUotti-- 37 

Farlien 41 . 

Sehubz 38 

Sprega 35 

From the 
problem tourney, viz. 


Tonetti 31 

i Cantonl 30 10 2 

3 Mareheiti .23 9 3 

e obtain the award in the recent Italian 

Flrstprae, M.Nieeolo Tsardotsch, Trieste ; second, M, G. Salyioli, 
Venice; third, M. G. Liberal!), Patros; fourth, M. Le Compte 
Gulcciardi, Spazla. 

The publishers of the Nuova Rtvlsta announce a third " Corlfnrm 
inUrnazionokProblemi." The prizes are 100!., 501., and 25!. Prob- 
lems to be In sets of two, one of which shall be in three moves and 
Bizzaria." or Puzzle Tourney, Is also 
id Kletfs or Valla's Book of Prob- 

the other in four m< 

ves. A 


prizes 1 

Br., it)!,. 

lems. Spec 

al prize 


lem and the 

best foi 


estc, will ae 

I as uui] 

Are. Ac 

sets mxm 


ItQU Be 

piano. Live 

■no. Tos 

•ana, Ita 

A Ilom-i 

slung eh 

am club 

A member < 

>f this club soot 

tort in his r 


ndfold P 

— Theawai 

d of the 

Paris In 

tee, has bee 


be CDS 

ed i 

■ the 

I ilir 

■ tl 

-'be N\ Tsardotsch, of Tri- 
■(] en\ elope, solution, etc.) 
Itorto Emanuel 35, prime 
dablished at Cork, Ireland. 
win against Herr Zuker- 
» at Dublin. 

Problem Tourney l.'ommil- 
i] tand i nd we therefore 
nt. Our eontem- 
tsterJy"onc, but 
or has any chess 

nit ehar- 
i onger 

f the 

ed i 

■nly the 

ritii-— is 

formance of its 

but the neces- 
, but at present 
note that Mr. 

editor hai 
able men 
space to 1 
Perhaps i 
tloe what 
aeter, wo 
reaches o 
report on 
Chest tfu, 
that he n, 
sity of ac 

we cannot assent or diss 
Lloyd -to judge from tl 
umpire sensitive as hitherto, and that he does not dare to raise his 
voice, unless it be in unqualified approval, because forsooth an 
award is inviolable. When we publish the above promised synop- 
sis, we may touch the question of an inviolable award, etc., in an 
incidental way. 

—Our new dress appeared— at least 
splendid," notwithstanding the presence 
in mourning" at King Rook's light square. We at. rare intervals 
correct our proof, as was the ease last week, when we obliterated a 
white King on this self-same square, indicating on the margin that 
a white Queen should be substituted therefor. The compositor 
possibly has a preference for "dusky maidens," consequently the 
black Queen was introduced to supplant the " 'tother one." 

—From the Chicago Tribune we learn that a match between the 
two "giants," Copt. Mackenzie, of New York, and Mr, H. Hosnier, 
ionsidered a settled fact, as the minor details 

> think so— " perfectly 

of Chicago, m 
are now pcrfc 
date has not y 


3n decided upi 


temporaries, t 
set the ball in 
scheme in last 
this instance, - 


Chariest. i 



to bo played in Chicago, but the 

I his 

'8 Times is sensible, although uncalled foi 
agine. Belden is a "queer sort of a fish," any- 
how, if we be permitted to thus allude to the self-styled " pin-fish 
and pollywog"— of course the royal diadem is to be found in his 
pond— judging by his luck whenever he drifts into a squabble with 
a brother editor. Our Derbyshire friend, without hardly a blow ill 
self-defence, found, to our great, surprise, refuge in protestatloni 
of friendship when Belden commenced hitting rigid and lot! in 
lively style. Recently the Turf and Times " squabbled," or at least 
they thought so, and Belden thereupon took off his gloves and ex- 
tended an invitation to Allen to come up and toe the marl;, but 
the latter declined, and Belden is now a loot taller. "Who'll he 
the next ? " 

. Mr. 

Montlilu recently 

played at St. 
a telegraphic 

—In Tchigorine, the editor of the Busnimi Chess 
defeated by a score of 7 won, 1 lost, and2drai 
tho reported strongest player of Moscow, in a mi 
Petersburg. Moscow, however, was the victor 
match with St. Petersburg. 

—Through the. liberality of Rev. H. R. Dood, the HuildersJIrH Ceil- 
Uge Magazine, Huddersfield. Eng., has inaugurated a novel problem 
tourney— the conditions are that the following and no more pieces 
shall be employed in the construction of a three move- problem, 
viz. : White, a K, a Q, a R, a Kt, and three P's ; Blai I;, a K . a 0, a 
R, a B, and three P's. Only one problem is to be en tered by a coin - 
poser, and tho prizes conform in number. Address, on or before 
November 30. 1S79, John Watkinson, editor of, etc. 

—The Great Unknown— two of them : Gladen's, of the Hartford 
Globe, and White Queen, of the Holyoke Transcript, both of whom 
are New York chess correspondents. 

—In the Patten vs. Mason match at London, Eng., the score now 
stands : Patten, 2 won ; Mason, 1 won and 5 games drawn. 


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i "Itau. and Brill make a liuo Hold dog. 

For pedigree and full piirriculurs address F. A. 

D IFKE.N 1 UliRFFI'.K. 15 Ship|)en St., Lancaster, Pa. 

Ij^OR SALE— A handsome liver and white, 
*•' bonutil'ullv marked, Pointer Hog, IS months 
old, bv Sensation out: of Flirt. Well vard 
broken, and very we" ■-- 
did retriever. Will n 
for ho fault, but for want of 1. 
Box 111, Rome, Georgia. 

FOR SALE. — Three beautiful Oqclcar Pups 
(Rollo-Urownie), importM, prize winning 
One Black Dog. broken, prize 

1. imported stock. A rare chance. 

BO n ■! iCDOUGAD, 83 Peter St., Toronto. 

FOR SALE I'll liAP-An orange and white Set- 
ter Dog, 13 months Old, good stock, yard 
broken; also j -vn Muzzle-Loader. U-gauge, 81 
lbs., laminated *teo| barrels, >ro,.d as new, price 
s:ti. Address W. E. R., P. O.'Box -IS, Haekeits- 
towu, N. J . Jy31 It 

T7>Ul( SALK.-My Red Irish Setter Ditch "Ruby," 
J? whelped January 1, 187U, out of Imported 

"Kate," by Lincoln & Hcllvar's "Dash." Rubv 
was I11WW1; rummcndol Now York flench Show 
I8T9, t 

: .r t'npp.i^, 
Kennels, Birmingham, Conn. 

dog and 3 
I July H, 
urer I han 
or Derby 
jySl lit 

B!8 FOK SALE.-Threespaved BITCH 
ill pedigree; price 
islO each. In the stud, the blue mottled beagle 
En ped !-"j- terms, etc., address 

N. ELMORE, Gran by. Conn. jnlgj tf 

FOR SALE.— Irish Water Spaniel Pup- 
pies, =i.\ weeks old. Full pedigree. Address 
W. uT'ROESS, Bi) Murraj street., Noiv York, or 
East Orange, a. J. aug" it 


Klllarney. Imp., Grouse-Frisk. Th 

gyp imps, bv Prince. Milo-Belle. One 
Better dog, Milo-ivlllarney. Addt — 
Now Dorp, S. !., tf, Y. 


SALE. Well handled. Elcho and Plunket 
spick. Will sell cheat). Address 

Ang7 2t South Wetherslleld, Conn 

very handsome brace (dog and bitch) of 
lemon and while Pups, bj' in v" field trial and 
bench winner Druid, out of Nilsson, full sister 

■ ■, I'll'" ouoen -Mab. Apply to ARNOLD 

Hillsdale, Michigan. 

Juii-j eot 

IX) K SALE.- A very Hue Cocker Spaniel Dog 
andlfteh; iniported sioek. CHAS. DENNI- 
BON, Hartford, Conn. 

17 by Champion " Tom " and "Lou." Price, SSS. 
clias. DHNNJSt 'is. Hartford, Conn. 

5 months old. Sire imported "Elcho," dam 
imported" Stella." Price, S-.U. ''HAS. DENNI- 
Aug7 It 

FOE SALE, when eight weeekn old, 
seven puppies out of Pat, by mv Rattler 
• tddri l.T n'li 1 01 AN, 5 City 
llnll, Detroit. Mich. luuel'JIt ' 

FOR SALE.— Four Fox Terrier Pups, 
wheti six weeks old-three dogs and one 
bitch. Price S-'r. Cor the dogs and $20 for the 
bitch ; or would exchange for a good pus or 
Torkahiro terrier. Address 

Bug? 2t 105 Canal street, Providence, R, I. 

FOR SALE.— Dash HI Diana puppies. 
Diana by old champion Rook out of Neabit's 
Maud. Further information at 21)1 State street, 
Bostou. aug7 St 

FOE SALE.— A young Cocker Spaj-tiel 
dog; i m Ported stock; full pedigree. Very 
Intsllltfent; color, liver and white, beautifully 
marked. Price $35. Address C. A. K,, Look 
drawer 5,215, Boston, Maw. MlgT^St 

lite gennd. 

V ' tor sale, M helped June 23. Ilory O'Mooro- 

eies; deep red. Prices- dog puppies, 
seven weeks.. Id, SIC; bitches, S25. Address 
aiiR". 21 II. w. UASSFOR1), While Plains, N. Y. 

T70K HALE.— A Setter Dog two years 
old; used hist season-!, line dog. Price 820. 

WANTED. — Two young Hounds, between 
eight and twelve mouths old. Also, three 
beagles, ready broken on rabbits. Address G„ 

Forest a.m. sthkam. JySlijt 

\17ANTED. - A pair of partridges to train 
>T young dogs. Address Lock Box S7, Leba- 
non, Pa. ,1j 31 -It 

Champion Berkley. 

The Champion Irish Setter of 

^VFULL BKOTHEB or SISTER to this most 
famous do.;, can now secure one of the Elelin- 
Lon II litter. Ii is \ cry doubtful that another 
opportunity can ever be had. The pups are 
very promising. Address "BERKLEY/ care 
Mass. Kennel Club. Box fl.rr, Boston, .Mass. 

Dr. Gordon Stables, 11. BT. 

Author of the 


begs to inform Ladles and Gentlemen in America 
that he purchases and sends out. dogs of any de- 
sired breed, lit for the highest competition. 

N, IS— A bad do- never left the Doctor's Ken- 
nels. declS tf. 

Fleas! fleas! Worms! Worms! 

Sleadninn's Flen Powder for Dogs. 
A Bane to Fleas— A Boon to Dogs. 

'PHIS POWDER is guaranteed to kill 

X fleas on dogs or any nl her animals, or money 
returned. It i.sjiut up in onient boxes with slid- 
ing; pepper box top, which greatly facilitates its 
use. Simple and elficaoioiis. 

Trico 50 cents by mail, Postpaid . 



Put up in boxes containing ten powders, with 
full directions for use. 

Price 50 cents per Box by mail. 
Both the above are recommended by ROD and 
Gpn and Fohkst and Stream. 


oet 12 06 Fulton Street, N. Y. 




M. P. McKoon, Franklin, Delaware Co., 

1 strains. I sell only. vounjrstoek. Isu 


©Uc ^m\t\. 



Meat Fitorine Dog Cakes. 

Awarded Silver Medal, Paris, 1878 -Modal" from 

British Government, and ill other Gold 

and Silver Medals. 

Trarlo Mark. 


1? SOtltll William Street, New York. 

Also Spralt's Dojr Soap, and direct orders taken 

for ispruttV Medicines. 

E. S. Wanmaker, 


Field Trainer of purely bred Betters and Point- 
ers. Prices, $75 and Slue. 
Dog'9 bought and sold on Commission, myl.jyl 


Never Fa i/hif/ D>og Distemper Cure. 
For Sale by ALL Druggists at 25 cts. 

Wholesale Ayents— Bruen & Hobart, 211 Fulton 
Street, N. Y. : Smith, Ivline i Co., ;jt)9 N. Third 
Street, Phila. 

Sent by mail on receipt of 25c., to 

L. A. MICKE, Baston, Pa, 



PAMPHLET compiled fr "Stoneheng 

and contain 
ot aogs i-P 
(tether witt 
at thisoffic. 

.j, Imperial Kennel 

Setters and Pointers thor- 
oughly Field Broken. 
Youna Dogs handled with 

skill and judgment. 
Dogs have dailv access to salt 
N. B.— Setter and Pointer 
puppies ; also, broken dofts for sale ; full pedi- 
grees. Address H. C. GLOVER.Toms River, N. J. 

PijSftllaufmts ^(IvevtisfmeMts. 


-'EB, i 

OATTLER.— In the Stud.— Blue belton, 

XI' I, lewcllin setter, winner of three benehpri- 

zes, by chanip'iiiri itolj Uoy, winner of five Eng- 
lish held trials, out ,,f the pure l.averaek bitch, 
Pickles). Will serve bitches at £ :!u. Litters war- 
ranted. Inquire of L. F. WHITMAN. Detroit, 

Mich, j aB ;:tt' 

<T)Z FOX HOUNDS AND PUPS FOR stile or exchange for Sporting Implements. 

I- '"" lirec "" [-astest in America. Every 
dog warranted. L. M. WOODEN, 119 Bowers 
Biock, Rochester. ju2i tf 


Skaneateles, N. Y. 


Of Purest Strains. 

Stud Spaniel. 

■ TVRIM .BlJSH(pure Clumber), imported di- 
X rect from the kennels of the Duke of New- 
castle. For nose the Clumbers are unrivalled, 
and Trimbtish is a capital doa- to breed Cockers 
or small sized Kctter bitches to. Fee $2(1. Ad- 
dress II. C. G LI I V Fit, Toms Itlvcr, N. J. ianhitf 

X C. Scott Sc Hon B. 
Never been used. Price, 
lighter gun. Address, 
this olllee. 

AXG E. -Genuine W. & 
.., 10.32, 9|, $125, grade. 

'. " ■■■■ ,' ■■.-. La ,: 


FOB SALE— as I havo no use for them— one 
Creedmoor llille, Iteiuiugton, with all appli- 
ances, price §7-5. Also, one Double Barrel Breech- 
Loadiu- Shot-Gun, mat $80, price $10. W. H. 
CAltlt, Port Henry, N. Y. JySl 2t 

T^T ANTED.— A Half -Deck Sail Boat, 
T T about 18 f«et lontf. Address, jiving full 
particulars and prioe, 3. W. H., 1W German- 
town avenue, Phlla, aug 7-lt 


Fine Silk and Felt Hats. 

New Style, Perfect in Shape, Beauty and 
Strength. Brass Mounted, Car- 
dinal Binding. 

Tested to Bear Over 1 .OOO Lbs. 



Twine House Established 1845. 

The Trovers Hammock, combined with the 
Folding Frame, is a superior Spring Bed. A com- 
mon strap pas-.: 1 throufl-h the rings is all that Is 

'■'.■•■.- -:n". 'U> ■' ie:i| ■' '..■; '■■ i i liinc ."' " 

hotels, boarding houses, etc. 



The beat made goods in the world 
Write for Descriptive Catalogue, 
and state the sort of garments and 
material desired. 


Washington, D. C. 






Sporting and Camping Oulfils, 


India Rubber Goods of Eyery Description 


Send for Price List. 



The most complete lamp for 

Sportsmen or Boatmen yet 

produced, combining 

Hand Lantern, Dark Lantern, 

Camp Lantern, Staff or Boat 

Jack, Head Jack, etc. 

Send stamp for Circular. 


A. FERGUSON, Wt> v, Co Fulton St.. N. Y. 

The Collender 




78S Broadway, New York : 

S4 and 86 State street, Chicago : 
17 South Fifth St., St. Louis. 

The Patent Rubber Pocket Pistol 


It affords a thorough 
retention to the pisttl 
uralnst rust from perspi 
ation, and pi'ei'ents the 
protrusion of the weapon 
through the garments. 

5 3 I 

Small 31 « .50 

H 7 .75 

Large 5i 81.00 

Scut by mail to any par 
of the United States on 
veceiot of price. Good- 
tear Rubber Company 
Broadway, N. Y. 

Is the Best and Cheapest Im- 
plement ont forKe-Capping 
Breech-loading Shot Gun and Rifle Shells. 
Only 25 cts. Sent by mail on reeeipt of price. 
Send for Illustrated Prie*-List. 
W. Wurfflelu, SOS 2*. 3d St., Pbila, Pa. 

4isU fflultuw. 


Will furnish Trout and Trout Spawn at low 
prieea. For price list, address 

jylO Bm G. A. STAKKEY, Troy. N. H. 

Give full description and price. Address 
ly31 3t F. W. G WYEH, 111 E. Houston St. 




f *#tt « ttfl gout gnttdrris, <£tr. 

Sailing Oan©es 


Small Open Boats, for flamting, Fishing, 

or Pleasure Bowing, 


i reultir, address 

.1, H. ltUSHTON.M.svn".r]T!'l',', 

mays tf Dontflih St. Utwr o Po.-, k. ST. 

For Above or Below Water Line. 

AI.FKE9 1 



JOHN D. OoprillTRY, P. 0. Station II, N.Y. 

SUITABLE for Yachts. Dingers, Sports- 
men, and family use. Folds up loss than six 
inehes thick. Li « lit, cheap, strom,'. nortahln; fine 
model. Send lor circular. See Foiikst aso 
Stream, May iM, for lii II descrip'ion. 


iieAlec m 

Nautical Literature 

And Yacht Photographs, 

A full Imeoi English _and _Amcrman Photographs. 

"STsiolxl; IES-U.±X«a.e>:r, 

Cor, Franklin and Clay Sts., GreenpoTnt, L. I. 

YACHTS AND BOATS of all descriptions 
■i-r : -;■. -, band and built to order at 

irs nr.miptlj- attended to. 

Prices and specifications furnished, 

Practical Boat Sailing. 

ACoaciso and : -v rpi ,in i 
The Management of Small Boats 
and Yachts, 

%\m\\t and |ioat ^uiUler.s, ctt. 


Ship and Yacht Builder, 


SHIPS AND YACHTS of all olaem built 
in best manner, and of best materials. Plans 
Mni - 1 1. ■. ifii ■•■ ■"■ M reasonable rates. Repairs, 

Dorking and Spar*. 

Eefera by porraissfn 
tupbuild c 

Boat lO-iiUcaLex*, 

T-oot of 135tH St., Harlem, N. Y. 

UILDER of single ami doizble-scuU 


dations for boats an< 
Send Stamp Tor e 


Yacht and Boat Builder, 

C A 

»7 P«cl. Slip, XVc 




I-lip, L,. I. 

BUILDER of yncbteConu I. Niantio, Sa- 
(fitta. Onward. Windward, an. 1 many others. 
Vessels hauled nut, and rcpairsan. Liberal ionsox- 
eeuted at low rates. LSeveral nn.- yachts for salo 

Models and Specification iiu.i-liod at mod- 
erate rale,. 


Sharpie, with none of her faults. Isa very 

^pvtsmwtt'si tag*. 


Kuhher BtTg Company, 


Coodyear's India Rubber 

Glove M'f'g Co., 

1 88, 490, 492 B'way, cor.Brooinc st„ 


203 beha mr.i r, <sor. FULTON ST. 





Rubber Goods of Every Descrip- 

Send for Illustrated Catalogue. 


X Marine Glasses... 

Field Glasses. 

opera qiasses i . 
Pebble Eye-Glasses 

$ 4.00 up. 

10.00 » 

10.00 " 

. 3.00 " 

:;,vi « . 11.00 " 

Tockci Coinpasses .... 1.00 " 

Steering Compasses 1.50 " 

Sextants, Quadrants, Ilinnaeles, Logs, etc. Tar- 
get Telescopes, showing bnllol marks at 1,000 yds. 

AND BOOKS. Send stamp for price list. 



For Fire Arms, Cutlery, 

Steel Instruments) <tv. 
Easily applied, safe to handle) will not 

CANNOT UK SKN'I' ItV MAIL. Sold by princi- 
pal New Vork dealers and by John P. I.ovell & 
ill, Ma>s.: Wm. Wnrlliein. Philadcl- 

I!. ki 







f. nn & B.. 


Tobacco and Cigarettes. 

jl VANITY FAIR, lL cu T . i; 


Long Cut. 

"MILD"-Rare Old. Virriinia. " HARVEST" -Hare old. Peril/ 
(Ions of these IVaaraiK Tobaccos. ALWAVS UPTHTHKST 
Parte, 1WS. J'crrhvs Tnliaccn Works. WM. 8. KIMI1 

How Combinu 
.'iref PvfeC U,i/ej.. 
■ Chester, N. V. 


>n I T7i/HICH, WHEN FULL, makes a permanent bimlms ; for sale by FOREST AND 
C.LUTEBROS. & CO Sem^ady. ™ tf* 8 " ° W STREAM PUBLISHING COMPANY 1 , 111 Fulton St., N. \\ 75 Cts. Sent by mail. SI. 

Ills impossible totemain long ilck when flop Bitten are uned, joperfectare theyic their operation, For Weakness and Gcacral RobUUy, and as a preventive and cure for Fever Ami Ague, nothing equflU it. 




Masonic, Odd Fellows, Knights Pythias, Eastern Star Pins, Rings and Jewels 


Shooting, Rowing, Athletic, Firemen's, College and School Medals, 

We have the largesl slock on hand of any house In this country, and do more business in this Hue than any 

other house. sbk» fok hl^kstuaticu iataloodk, s*5e. 

N. M. SHEPARD, 150 Fulton Street, New York. 


I manufacture to order at short notice all the Army Corps Badpes of the United States, both «old and 
silver. Full information .uiven upon application. 

All the Army Corps Badges on hand and Manufactured at Short Notioe. 







is THE 

Most Cumprebenaive and Accurate Cyclope- 
dia of American Sport, 



Price $3, Postage Paid. 

— • — 

4,000 COI' IICS SOLD. 

For sale tit ollicc of Forest AMD Stkeam. Ill 
Fulton Street, New Voric. Dealers supplied by 
Orange Judd Company, 316 llroadway, New Fork. 

To American Anglers. 


Devoted to Angling, River, Lake and Sea 
Fishing, and Fish Culture. 

Sixteen Faoes Folio. 

3?_rice Twopence. 

Tol. m. oouimonoed with the number for Jon. 
Jf, under new mamureinejit. Tho Gazette is t-ho 
only paper in the English language entirely de- 
voted to Angling-, Fish Culture, etc. 

Free by post ONE TEAR for 12s. 6d. or 
$8.25 in P. 0. 0. or U. S. Postage Stamps 
to any address in the United States. Half 
a year for half the price. 

|^~A copy of the current number and pros- 
pectus can he had (post free) by sending 6 
•eats in U. S. Postage Stamps to the Mana- 
ger FISHING GAZETTE, 1 Crane Court, 

Fleet Street, London, England. mart! If 


The Two Spies ! ! 

LEONIDAS PARKER, a Union Spy, and 
JOSEPH P. HARM AN. a Confederate Spy, 

an- the authors of the ab..w- book, uliicli. for litor- 
nry merit, historical interest, truthfulness, easy 
and pleasant stjl.-. ihnllnn.' incidents, anecdotes 
and the eoncral portrayal ol thcintior-worliiiurat 
Washington. Itiehniond. and at the headquarters 
Of the contending armies, is fecund to no work 
ever published. If von want to read ol dangers 
and difficulties, capture-, and escapes, stral.-gy 

I'liiitedon in'ie calcn- 

taigs.' Subscription book publishers always sell 
!. -i... aud st \ le lor £lund upward, but 
I will send a copy ol "TheTvro Spies " by mail 
for SI. 72. Orders for fne copies and upward 
Idled for SI. 40 cash, and shipped bj 

BPTJisabbd Soldi. -rs.eitb. r I ni.m or Con fede- 
rals, can have a copy by mail for SI. 50. 
Address II. li. NUWSOM. 

Prauklinton, N. C. 

Field, Cover and Trap 


New and enlarged edition, containing instrtie- 
■'on.s for glass bail shooting, and ohapter ou 
Brooding and Breaking of Dogs by Miles John- 
son. For sale at this office. Price $2. 

mm galls ami ©raps. 


Last Patent Target Thrower. 

With Improved Spring and New Rubber 



For sale at this office. Price $3. 

wj i.i. h. ciu'ttknden, 

Sbkbbal Aohht, 

Ctt2onovia, N. V. 


The Most Efficient 
Throws Balls in any Direction. 



Photo's 5 Stumps— 5 Pence English. 

8. JONES, Lord Derby Street, Audley, Black- 

obcupestand best mad,''. None genuine without 
nam.--i.laf. Jones' £6 Gun is tbe cheapest, 

ixx) sold this reiisou is a proof of its cheapness, etc. 


TRAPS from $2 to $13, Balls at 90 cents 
per 100. Guns cheap. Catalogues free. Ad- 
dress GlilUT WESTERN GUN WORKS, Pitts- 
burg, Pa. maySS ly 

©lass gSatts ami $W0. 


h Glass Ball 




Improved Glass Ball Trap. 



THE best and rnoat complete trap ever 
made. It is always ready for single or double 
shooting, as a rotating or stationary. Either 
spring is sot and sprung independent or together. 
The single trap is too well known to need com- 
ment. We have hundreds of letters from sports- 
men and dealers in sporting goods, attesting their 

- I , ■■■ ' i ■!■- ' I ■••■'■ >•'• ! ' 

fill. HENRY C.BQUIKES, Sole rlnstem Agent, 
1 Cortlandt St., N. Y.. to whom all orders in the 
East should be addressed. 

For Trap Shooting with Glass Balls 


Forsale by all dealers in Sporting Goods, or at 

-An- in: :m ii.d-.--v.--.. 

HUBER & 00., 
Cor. Paterson and Fulton Sts., 
mar 13 i'aterson, N. J 

At tm ffZ%fr 



FOR 3-cent stamp, or with handsome 
chromo picture of poultry for 25 cts. 
mayStf Box 18, Delaware City, Del. 





Awarded the Medal of Progress and Grand Diploma at the American 
Institute Fair, 1 878. 

A sweeping reduction in "price. Ask your gunmaker for the FEATHER FILLED AND TAKE NO 

OTHER. SPECIAL NOTICE' To JjE.VUCKS.— I iwing lo tin- great demand for the FEATHER 

! I --'I v.' I I . v.-i ,' I . ni ■■,,-. -t, ... . , ,- m ..,,,. .-,, I -md . - ' : n,,. ..:■,., nln- 

Hon of the ball only, and haw appointed the well-known house of HAGKKTY BEOS. & CO., 

110 Piatt Street, New York, n- oar : nllioriz.-d agents, to whom all orders aU'. 


Office of the Bohemian Glass Works, 214 Pearl Street, Neiv York. 

.^Lttention., Sportsmen ! 

Kay's Improved and Perfected Ball for 1879. 


J. Cypress, Jr.'s Works. 


Price $S Toy 




AVING succeeded in producing a Ball for professional and amateur use at the trap, 

iffer the same with the following reeommendat-ions. viz: In breakage, the equal and supe- 

-,ln ■ . ' no'o on , ; I , , In, -km - d '-.'I I 

.. p..-,.. -.■,],,],( , ;. ,,.,. ,.[,„, [,, Un-d---'ol,itnep. - itosi, hiiiin. ran bo used an v- 

Columbia Veterinary College. 

The uext course of Lectures will begin 

OCTOBER 1st, 1870. 

Enterprising young men who intend to become 

physicians, have here an opportunity to properly 

qualify tli.-n selves ,-,,.-,■.:., ,,n v -.. branch of 

medicine In ;m exte . B. Id, n '-.-nich there is 

Ultlo or no competition. 

For catalogue, address 

K,H.B,rrKS,D. v. s„ 

Dean of the College, 

31 7 E. 34th St., N.T.: 



(Suns, gmmronlttatt, @tf. 


Winner of London "Field " Gust Trial 
OF 1879. 

Distancing all his Com pet rtors-Greener,Malebaui 

EScott'sl, Lesson f Wi-idr-v), and the 

Whole Competition. 

" In the second class for L6-uores Mr. Green dis- 
taneed his eomp. -titers in all t!).- three classes, 
In ilin„ Mi i, n, in . I.' I. i. b, '-"> pomls-8 
most marvelous pert-. rnmnee t.ruh . In the third 

ill- till 1. > i i n 1 , I. 11 nn i j- 

tiinglS-boivs."— Editorial London Field, May 10. 




In the world. 

Sizes, from 6 to 1 6 Bore. 

Equid in finish, symmetry of outline, and uiate- 

l-i-.ll, [o !i, I..I..-S-: ".' ■■ li- n ■_■ Ii'.i •--■ I 

more reasonable prices. 
The Sneider Rebounding- Lock used, the only re- 
bounder with which missflres will not occur. 

For "Workmanship, Rebounding Locks, and 

Compensating; Features of Action." 



Pin Fire Guns Changed to Central Fire. 

Af tussle .Loading Guns Altered to Breach Loaders, 

Clark & Sneider, 

214 West Pratt Street, Baltimore. 

Send for Illustrated Catalogue. 





Breech-Loading Shot-Gfun. 


Robounding Lock. 

Chokebore Barrels. 

For close, hard sbootinsr excels all others . Ex- 
tra heavy guns - I - - Bend stamp 
for circular. HYDE £ SH ATTl'CK, Manufactu- 
rers, Hattield, Mass. 

Maynard.Creedmoor.. Bi^ 

DEAR SIR t— "We take pi© 
that we have introduced a t. 

.le, PA., May 26, 1879. 
ret and Ball Shooting 

; all admirers of Taygc. _. 

iCF.T ILM.L for Trap hhuotiiiKiluiI is perteet 
by many of the leading Sportsnieii, and].ro- 

J. H. AVAUGH, li 

£8, there- 
!>..-.w pre- 
e invited 

CARVER TARGET BALL CO., Greenville, Mercer Co., Pa. 


una, a. ma. ' ion Mint. „. nm.n.w». »oi)tlM» 


smopee fails, mass. a. e 

^forest and stream. 


^inmsmen's <Btowfl& 




Having made special terms -with tho manufncttn 
nnl able to offer la ctie pnaaai'i of tht^ paper the foil' 
Complete PUhlne Outfits at the lowest prlct:r 

OUTFIT NO. I Consists of a threo-jolnted / ^ 
Ash Una, finely earnislifl. wait l.rr.s.s niouiUinfis. A well- I \y* 
llnislied bnis« reel whirh tils ' lie rod pcrl'eetly. an extra /." 
laul linen line and half a dozen hooks on (jood single |{| 
snells. Tho recalar price of this outfit la SI OO and 1 offer it for 81 OO. This is iust the 
f bins.' far the boys and girU who want to tuotuiun. snti t]-., mi '.aye all who 

receive it 

OUTFIT NO. 2, A flnc three-jointed Kod.dark polished butt.Bras 
An elegant laree brass r.-.d with stop, and extra laid linen line with half a 
dozen extra tied and finished on double snell. An eleaain [aVsau BnitlMtx uis Hliown in tut; finely painted, and 

warranted to suit i-vr a v nn\ .,1h,i a 1 aiilar aval l.iiit, iiaalal , ■ ' aa. aaaar (or any one At the rcttular 

price this outfit would toil IS* SO and my price is only si OO. 

OUTFIT NO. 3 Consists of an elegant three-jointed Hubs Tt«<!, with finely polished dark bult anil mid- 
dle joints, and lunoc wood tip, full brass mounted with reel bands, cnides. etc., and is a rod good for any (loll 
up to twenty pounds. A finely ttntsh.-d brass Multlplvliitr reel (as shown in cut) made with stop and perfect In 
evervwar. an extra (Inelv- finished linen line with one dozen best double snelled hooks and hall box. sinker and 
to. I offer it for St.". OO. This outfit is in^l ihe ihiug for every angler who 
iini yet have tackle suitable for all, as it is made throughout of the test ma- 

; ..'' 

" I'. si 

v ',.:■.. 

tenal and in the b 

outiit so. i Oonsisteo! 
woort Tip in butt, best Multipl 
dozen Host Double Snell Hook 
It for 97. 

OUTFIT No. 5. Genrrnl Rod. HoUi 

Ball Box, Sinltei 

four joims tor 
Multiplying U.-i 

Sit. ill !,s. ii 

I Hirer it fur S'.i 
tbc abovi' priti* 
logue hi raw 

ill. Hn- t 

Ke^rultir pi 

tee i 

1 out lii. $10. I offer 

with thre 

i i,.i 

nts, for Has*, or with 

leavy Tip, 


v finish, Ml. One best 
> dozen Best Double 
orieo of outilt, $1:1.50. 
eive tbeso outfits til 
up fur ill pageCata- 

R.SIMPSON, 132 Nassau Street, N. Y. 

O. I". WOODWAHD tfo OO., 



'•id Wood-nanl's Medicated *Uird Nivlnj-s. 

sd by professionals and amateurs superior to all others. 
irpand insoluble frajrinents. which ran'-- s,, many to object to 

the use ol trlasa Lulls. exceiM in ia..a> .in 1 a-a'i.-ria-. specially scl apart fur trap-shouting-, WOOD- 
WARD'S SOLUBLE COMPOSITION BALL possesses crear linnri, as. al-.vavs lav ai< when hit, and 
owing to the a i rick .ii-ioiucicai -a i' nc fritpinenis aan he used «-h-i -• n . ■ -a -a, ,., ,. inav diepue 
Write to your dealer for circulars and terras, or address O. F. WuPDWABB i CO., 

Le Rov, K. Y.. Mflnui rsanr] Bole F'ropr's. 
MEDICATED NEST EGGS, sore death to hen lice, $5.00 per'^, do cents per aoxuii. Medicated 
Bird Swings and retches, for Bird Cases, keep them free from vermin. Address tis above. 


gytaftmm's $mtt$. 

The Pennsylvania R. R. Co., 

Respectfully invite attention to the 


affordod liy their lines for reaching most of the 
THOUT1NG i'AUKSfin,] |LA< .'li I '( i L"HSE< in the 
Middle States. These hue- l.aana: i ONTINtrOTJS 
FK< 111 ALL IMPORTANT POINTS, avoid thedif- 

■I"'..: ■! ' .' -'a'e.l a n 1 . a liiie Tile . aa - air- v. dan vun ..e, . Mi,: :aa.a"a ,.;,-.. \ 

without failure or injury. 

the cases ov 

Pennsylvania Railroad Company 

also reach the best localities for 


in Pennsylvania arid New Jersey. EXCURSION 

-TICKETS in- a ,|,, ,r t l,e , ili esat' lie' Company in 
aU tbe principle .-lucsy. KAN E.I ihNo\ A, Bl-.D- 
other well-known centers for 
Trout Flslitng, Wins; Sliooting, and Still 
Also, to 
ROTT AM and points en th,- N i:\' .1 ERSEX CO Ah r 

L. P. FARMER, GenT Pass. Agent. 
Frank Thomson, GenT Manager. febl7-tf 

jtyortMwu's '§mU#. 

ins, Montreal and 

"VTEW IT A V EN. MLRIDEN, Hartford, 
-^ Bpringflelii, White Wo 
intermediate points. The 1 

in waiting on the wharf at 

f orSpringflcld and waysta' 


y,,rU at ii p.m., eorwei Ml- 

in waitiie-'mi Wl 

a.m. Tickets sold and bi 
Broadway. Neva '. 
lyn, Excursion? to New 1 
Apply at General Office, o 
A It'll PECK'. General AgBi 

To Hunting and Fishing Parties. 

The Pullman Car Company 


Jueweat>"l';:Nv. Vo..i.,-t" and "l/.aaW Walio,,," 

St. Louis, Minneapolis 


Throuarli Pullman Palace Sleeping- Cars 

between St. Louis, SOnneapolis 

and St. Paul. 

Burlington, C. Rapids & Northern 


. ... IVES, 

E. F. Win-slow, Gcti'l I'assenger Agei 

General Manager. tl 



June 15, 1879. 
RAINS WILL leave Hunter's Point, 

Bushwiek and Flatbusb aves., cor. Atlantic 
iivonue, Brooklyn: 
8 30 Greenpoint and Sag Hai-lior Mail. 
8 00 Patehogite, Babrlani and lioekawav Mail. 

10 00 Port Je! and way. 

11 00 Babylon, Merrick. Rockawav and way. 

3 30 Garden Cilv, Nortbport, Glen Cove, ete. 

4 00 Grccnport, Sag Harbor Express (Garden 

4 30 Babylon Exjirc-s Wall St. 1« Babylon, 1 

HT. fl 00 Greenport. Sa-r llarb.,r, I'ort .lellcrson. 

9 00 Garden City, lien, intend, I'ort .!•. ttcrson 
and way. 

1 30 Garden City and Hompstqaa. 

7 00 Garden City, Hempstead, Nortbport and 

A theatre train will be run froraHunter'a Pm'til 
and Flatbusbav. every Hatnrdiiy night at 1:M5a.m 


To Sportsmen and Tourists : 


» C...'s Uveitis It:-'., Hook" fur 1S79 is ja, w 

'■■adv. i',,pie.:..i tha-l.. ,. a nd ill for mat ion as to 
Mi.- leal lniiiliiiji and lisliing grounds can be Ob- 

. " T. P. CARPKNTEK, Gen. Pass. Agt. 
junl23m Allaotic Dock, Buffalo, N.'V. 

^«rt$ttwtt's i«jut«si. 


TO Oi3i3a,-^7^a. 

GATION 00*8 STEAMERS, to or from OT-" 

TAWA CITV. The Capital ol Hie Dominion may • 
be reached from MONTKEAL, by DA Y BOAT, 
leaving dailv at 7:15 a.m., and from PKES- 
COTT (opposite (iieeti- hurg, on the St. Law- 
rence, the point where the area t st ream of Ameri- 
can travel diverges), by St. L. & O. Ry. Kvery 
Tourist should make the trip 111' or DOWN the 
Kiver Ottawa. Tbc scenery ol the Ottawa River 
is very picturesque, and has been compared to 
the famous "blue" Danube; the approach to 
Ottawa City by the river i? grand in the extreme, 
and unsurpassed. The steamers of this line are 
new, conlortable, and well-appointed. 

First, Class Fare from Montreal to Ottawa . .$2.50 

Kcturn Fare lioni Montreal to Ottawa 4.00 

A.W. HHEPHEill"). Pros' t. 


Chesapeake & Ohio R. R. 

The Koute of tile Sportsman anil Angler to 
the Best Hunting and Fishing 
Grounds of Virginia anil 
West Virginia, 
Comprising those of Central and Piedmont Vir- 
ginia Blue Kiilgc Mountains. Valley of Virginia. 
Allegbanv Mountains. Greenbrier and -New 



r, wild 


sportsman carried tree. 

The Route of the Tourist, 

through the most beautiful and picturesque sce- 
nery of the Virginia Mountains to their most fa- 
mous watering places and summer resorts, 

The Only Route via White Sul- 
phur Springs. 

■Railroad connections at Cincinnati, with the 
West. Northwest and Southwest ; at Gordonsviile 
with the North and Northeast ; andtit. Richmond 
and Charlottcvillc with the South. All modern 
improvements in equipment. 

Gen. Passenger and Ticket Agent, 
rnayS ly Richmond Va. 



THE first-class steamships Onrroll and 
Worcester, will leave T wharf, Boston, 
for above ports, every Saturday at 152 M; 
Through tickets sold I o'all ;>. im i pal points in 
Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. No freight 
received alter 10 A.M. on day of sailing. Ship- 
pers must send with receipts the valui 
goods for Master's manifest. For ratei 
freight or passage inouire of W. H. RING, 18 
T-whiirf, PEARSON, 21!) Washingto 
street. F. NICKJJRSON .t CO., Agents. 

Old Dominion Line. 

THE STEAMERS of this Line read 
■ some of the finest waterfowl and upland 
shooting sections inthoi . rttry. Con, lectin; " 

U ' ,t; ci!.; ia/J;™''' :('■''■•'. 

nil tin' 


daily, except Sundav, at ,". p.m. l'^uil informa- 
tion given at oitiee, lit*/ Greetnvieli Street, Ncw 
York. sep88 ly 

§tjt«fe a«rt ^jsorts tiv $\mtmmt 

Indian River Hotel, 


* * .A.«-c Isc e . ' ' 

GOOD accommodations at prices to suit 
" the times. Pleasant drives Kino boating, 
rlshinpr and hunting Store in connection with 
hotel,withfViu Stock ol uoods lorsportsinrns.' out- 
fits, provisions, etc Koute i ia Adirondack II. U. 
from Saratoga to North Creek; staire to house. 
Address JOHN SAi'I.T. Indian Lake, llnmilton 
Co., NY. jviO;liu 



Has no Equal in Canada, 

And few if any in the United States, ror elegance, 
eomfort.reasonable charges andgood attendance. 


jeKBrn Proprietor. 


Pleasant Resort for Summer Boarders, 

(10 TO 

jj.ii view noiJ t si<:. 


Take -oars from Hunter's Point, Long Island 
Railroad. Terms easy. 


mily29 ly 

Wild Fowl Shooting. 



teed. Address ^'ll. ':. i'.AN K, Gou'd (Jroun'd, 1. I. 
NovS tf 

pf(0td$, and inserts fovf i>ort$wg». 
Sayville, Southside, L I. 




Ocean County, New Jersey, 

Near lliu-nogat Inlet. Fine Giuiuiiui, Fisbhur, 

and Sailing; house ilrst-elitss. low rales, superior 
acromial itlatinns. iautilies or transient guesta. 
Access via N. J. S. 3[ hours. Address 

ALONZO II. Id >RW IN, Proprietor. 


Fine Arcliery. 

HO Fulton street, Xeiv York. 

Agents for Thomas Alrfved of London, 

Munufueturer of the Finest Artillery 

in the World. 

Helow dnd list of English and Spanish Tew 

Hows, acknowledged by all Archers to be the 

best in I'm:. 

Gent's Spanish Yew Row, 52 lbs., very 

choice STfi OO 

:i Gents Spanish Yew Hows. 4.0. Ml, S3 lbs... tiO 00 

1 " " " " 49 ll.s.,. . JOOQ 

1 " " " " 62 ll.s 40 00 

■■■ " Knglisli " " 43, »1, 531b8.... 50 09 

2 " " " " 44, 4S,lbs 40 09 

4 " " " " 43, 4il, Hi, .OS Ib-i S5 00 

2 " " " " ti. 44 lbs 30 00 

1 Ladies' Spanish Yew, 33 lbs 35 00 

:; " " 2» and 32 lbs 30 00 

1 Ladies' English " :« lbs 25 00 

2 2.0 and 31 lbs . .20 00 

2 " " " 27and:;xlbs 1ft 00 

1 " " " 30lbs 17 00 

I '.est Gent's Latiee\vooil,40 to 54 lbs 11 DO 

2d llest '• " 41) to .01 ll,s . . .8 50 

Best Ladies' " 22 t„:V\ lbs . S 50 

2d Lest " " 21 to 28 lbs 7 50 

All the above in Green Liaize liaaai.and ail goods 

a. :llT;.n 1 .- . . , i-. ■ ii-dOT a D a a a ' | i-oturned. 

Send check, P. O. order or registered letter, and 
will have curliest attention Go, ,ds sent. C. O. D. 
J. B. CROOK & CO. 

Improved Archery Bows. 

Patent Raw Hide Backed Bows. 


Lance, Lemon and Snake Wood, 


laVilHlt TENSION. 
Call, or send for Circular. JOHN W. SUTTON, 
95 Liberty street, rosins 12 and 13. 



Tac.Hussey'sArcheryScore Books, 

For sale by dealers, or of 


Des Moines, Iowa. 

Each Book 50c. Each Club Book $2.00. 


English Archery, Lawn Tennis, 
Cricket and other sports. 


iKNUlttUUI, ffitc 



No. 55 Carmine St., N. Y. 

Pel: Animals, Deer neads, etc., stuffed anil 
mounted. Order work a specialty. mar6 6m 

. Reiche & Bro. 


l uiNos qr 

Birds and Rare Animals 


Zoological Gardens and Menageries, 
5 Chatham St., third door from N. "William. 


'■'■■:■"-. Culdeii and Silver 
liiu-cd Cccsc, Egyptian 
. Red Headed Ducks, 
.'.hi liucks (AmericaJ. aj 
Henkv Rejohb, 
a., v.. \\.rk. 


I. a. 

llstablished 1859. 

Taxidermist Supplies. 


\, J , i .'i iLia UiiS. til it'..'. Is. hi m.. Hi .all m, MaM. 
I'.i i:-'"t: Mica laai- liinl .--ia ta.-, '•■■ ■,■: Mark, etc., 
inc. iicrpaclttiac by mail; anew thins; best in 
use. jylO ly 




No. 26 Murray Street, JT. T., 
Sole Proprietors and Manufacturers at 


No. 1 to 7, strong-rat nnd cleanest made, in sealed 
1 lb. canisters. Higher numbers specially are 
recommended for breech-loading guns. 


For water-fowl, BtrO 
in metal kegs, 61 Ibs.e 
lbs. each. 


The best for rlfies and all or 
Sires. FG, PPG and FFl't l.tho In- 
Packed in wood and metal kegs 
and 6i lbs., and in canl 

All of theahove (five high v 
residuurn than any other bran 
recommended and used by Ca 
the "Champion Wing 8hot of t 
Blasting: Powder and Electrical Blasting 
3VTiliten-y PoTurdor 
of all kinds on hand and made to order. 
Safety Fuse, Frlctional and Platinum Knses. 

Pamphlets, showing sr/.os of the grain by wood- 
cut, sent free i. n application to the above address. 


. i ' lbs. 

\ liijr,- 




The Most Popular Powder In Use. 

tablished in 1801, have maintained their 
great reputati in for seven I y-eight years. Manu- 
facture the following celebrated brands of Pow- 
der: "^TTl 


Nos. 1 (coarse) to 4 (fine), unequaled in strength, 

quickness, and cleanliness; adapted for Glass 

Ball and Pigeon shooting. 


Nos. 1 (coarse) to 3 (fine), burning slowly, strong, 

and clean; gr"Mt penetration; adapted for Glass 

Ball, Pigeon, Duck, and other shooting. 


A quiek, strong, and clean Powder, of very fine 

grain for pistol shooting. 


FTG and FFFG. The PG for long range rifle 

shooting, the FFG and FFFG for general use. 

!:' ei It: ','■ ! 

ING POWDRKS of all sizes and descriptions. 
Special grades for export. Cartridge. Musket, 
Cannon, Mortar, and Mammoth Powder. L. S. 
Government gtaadard. I'owtler miiniititcttired 
toorderol'any required grain or proof. Agen- 
cies in all cities and principal towns throughout 
the U. S. Represented by 
F.^L. KNEELAND, 50 Wall Street, N. T. 

N. B— Use none but DUPONT'S FG or FFG 
Powder for loug range riile shooting. 


Hazard's "Electric Powder. 
Nos. 1 (fine) to 8 (coarse). Unsurpassed in point 
o* strength and cleanliness. Packed in square 
canisters of 1 lb. only. 
Hazard's "American Sporting." 
Nos. 1 (fine) to (coarse). In 1 lb. canisters and 
61 lb. kegs. A tine grain, quick and clean, forup- 
land prairie shooting. Well adapted to shot guns. 

Hazard's ".Duck Shooting." 
Nos. 1 (fine) to G (coarse). 1 n 1 and 5 lb. canisters 
and 81 and 121 lb. kegs. Hunts slowly and very 
clean, shooting remarkablj close and with great 
penetration. For field, forest, or water shooting, 
k ranks any other brand, and it is equally ser- 
viceable for muzzle or breech-loaders. 

Hazard's "Kentucky Kiilc." 
FFFG, FFG, and "Sea Shooting" FO in kegSOf 
25, 12i, and «! lbs. and oansof 5 lbs. FFFG is also 
paoked in 1 and f lb. canisters. Burns strong and 
mofet. The FFFG and FFG are favorite brands 
for ordinary sporting, and the " sea Shooting 
FG is the standard mile Powder of the country. 

Superior Mining and Blasting Powder. 

The above can be had of dealers, or of tho Com- 
pany's Agents, In every prominent city, or whole- 
saie-atourofhcc,^ gT|USET >EW YOItK , 


Established 1729. 

Connoisseurs pronounce recent shipments of 
these Wines to lie unoqualed in quality. 

Terzenay, dry, full bodied, rich flavor. 

C»rte Blanche," Fruity, delicate flavor, not too 

JBOorUandt St., Bole Ag'te f or the United States. 


The most profitable way of dealing In stocks is by 
combining many orders and co-operating them 
as a whole", dh idiug pn.ills em mfu among share- 
holders, according tn fi i , i i onthly. Each 
customer thus secures all the ad\-antages of im- 
mense cap; ! 'd ekl11 ' anrl can ^J* 
any amount, from $10 to $10,000, or more, with 
equal proportionate success. "New York Stock 
Reporter 1, and ne. I 1 free Full 
information for any one to oppe.rate successfully. 
Lawrence & Co., 57 Exchange Place, N. Y. 



American Standard— Eagle Brand. 


Editok Foitus'r AMD Stream:— New York, Jan. 13, 1879. 

HAVING been asked by manv of your readers as to the merits of TIN-COATED 
SOFT SHOT, I desire to say that I consider it the best shot I have ever used. I have given it 
a very severe l.csl, having shol in.v ti.iiiitt ball match Jan. s ami '.' with it. In that match I used two 
sols of double barrels, one of 10 and I In- other lti-horc, and each single barrel was discharged 1,500 
times without, being once cleaned. The inner surface of the barrels is bright and free from 
scratches, although in shooting I used them until they became so hot that they would not bear 
handling. 1 cannot imagine any case of ordinary use which could so severely test the cleanliness 
and perfection of the tin-coating and its freedom from injury by any heat which could ever result 
frutn continuous d ifleharges of t he gun. A. H. BOGARDUS. 


<tes Cartr '<% e 




ADAPTED to all military and sporting rifles and pistols, and tn use by the ARMY 
AND NAVY OF Till". UNITED STATES, and several foreign governments. Rifle-tire am- 
munition of all kinds.aSpeeial attention given to the manufacture of 

Cartridges for Target Practice. 



Our Improved Shell Now Possesses the Fol- 
lowing Merits: j 

Perfect Uniformity of Flange. 
They are Sure Fire and Gas Tight. 
The Paper is Superior. 

The Primers are Easily Expelled and Replaced, and can be 
Reloaded a Number of Times. 


Delaware Cartridge Company, 

Wilmington, Delaware. 



irad E "bEATS THE WORLD."^ 

Old JudgeSmokingToloacco, 

The Only Tobacco Ever Manufactured that does not Bite the Tongue. 

" Old O-udge " Oigarettoai. 

MANUFACTURED under Letters Patent granted Charles G. Emery, March 5, 1878, 
paper used as wrappers is ao prepared that tho unplef I M^c-us 

efl'ecttofthe ^W^^^^t^^^^^^^^I^^^^^^lt 

and the paper made saliva proof to pre in i he mouth. The gieat advant- 

■on5t4ted P by the first "Old Judge" Cigarettes they smoke. Neither will ^er require a print ed 

GOODWIN & CO., Manufacturers, 207 and 209 Water st., 



Tatham & Bro's, 







Compressed Buck Shot. 

First Premium Centennial Exhibition. Roper!: 

— K.vttct utii form ity of size, truly spherical form, 
high degree ot linish and general excellence. 

Founded July 4, 1803. 


American Chilled Shot. 

Biraling' the English and All Others. 




Office, No. 121 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. 

i$\%tt\\mtvM gutvcrti.sen«nt;$. 




-T -A- 



Patented December 3, 1878. 


Dispensed with. New, Elegant. Cheap and Dur- 
able. It produced all the era que effects of a richly 
painted Or Elegantly Slaineri Window. It is easily 
applied to the glass in Windows of Houses, Pub- 
lic Buildings, Churches, Steamboats, Street and 
Railroad Cars, Libraries, Parlors, Offices, Bath 
' ,,!■■■ ■ , ., ■ ■ -., .-, . a 

etc., with the full effect and I ianev of various- 
ly colored ground glass. The article has just hecn 
patented, and not a single agency has as yet been 

0NEG00D MAN SSftSrsffi: 

she territory will be reserved for live years. 

C A MDI 17 C of three of the most beauti- 

O Alflr LiEoJ Tul styles will be sentprepaia 

■. nl; i nil : n .■■■■■- - • I 

receipt of #1.00. 


L. Linn Smith, l a &#?.° 

717 SANSOM ST., 

for U. 8. & 
Apply to j PHlLADELPHIA.Pa. ( Canada. 

READ the following extract from the Bepre- 
.icntaUve Agents' Paper of the world, The Phila- 
delphia, Pa., Ayentu' Herald: 

•' We regard the above as the most remarkable 
and beautiful invention ever patented, and would 
advise the Agent readers r.f the- Herald particu- 

larly to be _ 
The article is 
universal demt 
with a most eni 
It will oiler t 
money that ha; 
and the buainet 
will he pet " 

the alei 

so simple, a 

nind, that it 

. 'ho fro: 

debarred frot 
for want of S 1 

;hoice territory. 

id yet will be in such 
rill undoubtedly meet 
icption and large sale. 
■ortunity for coining 

presented to Agents, 
. neat and. respectable, 

to ladies and gentle- 
.-., have hitherto been 
agency busim 


. le meritorious and suitable article 

for. Another very important feature 
of attraction is that all goods purchased will be 
promptly forwarded to even the most remote 
section of the country free of express or freight 


The Largest, Spiciest, and only 





by over 200 responsible advertisers in this month's 
issue of the Agettbf Ha aid. Grand outfit, includ- 
ing circulars, terms, and a beautiful 10x14 engrav- 
ing of the Sm«?tooT " i nd full par- 
ticulars of the AGENTS' DIRECTORY and sam- 
Jile copies of last month's agents' Herald, all for 
oents. Yearly Subscription, $1-00. One cent 
Btamps taken. We cannot afford to give the 
oaoer away, so don't ask us. Address in haste, 


, according to Act of Congress, In the year 1879, by the Forest and Stream Publishing Company, in the Office of the Librarian of CoiW, at Washington. 



With tool 

a iniehii 

Out' children q 

There are brOWl 

And m 

uid blue eyes and hazel, 
ta they're endowed ; 

But the sehool boys agree that 
is the jollies! b03 in the crowd. 

My neighbor, who has only daughters, 

/.ith her sowing one day. 
And while we were pleasantly chatting:, 
The children came in from their play. 
She paused in the midst of a slory, 
'i'ij --'ii -o hear \ oicee so ioud. 

ig-ly added : Tour " llenny 
Eg the noisest boy to the crowd !" 

Their grandpa drops in of a mowing, 

And is often invited to stop. 
To tell them some story or other, 

Of mend up a wag-on or top. 
He is ahrayes amused at their 803 "',' - 

And .seems of them all to be proud: 
But he says, foito wee, that Benny 

Is the smartest of all in the crowd. 

lines, doubled and twisted leaders, larger re 
moth creels. Yet, arrived at (he lakes, we f 
encumbered with much that was useless, ai 
out many items thai were essential to i 
while ii is true tliat the Rangeley Lakes ho] 
•^vater attractions to the angler than can h 
rther quarter of the country, while a skillft 
all likelihood be rewarded with a great 
pOtmdS Of fish than In- ever tools in othf 

while the sport of capturing them is linque 
v.i it is s fact thai the ch 
hikes, in i he month of June, 
forms of four disappointed a . 
Rartaally because deprived of som< 
of tackle, but mainly because they h 
and got another. The fact that il 
quite as goni L as thai which they 1 
was of no avail. The It 

and mam 
d ourselves 
alas! with 
seas. And 

„, | : --:iMy 
una in any 
and will in 
number of 





lar ki 

id . 

I sport, 


i ike 


ace. or i 

rove a 

-al \ e 

If Jo 

aiders n 



the w 
and 1 


■ brings 
es the 

! i ii ii st 


•ak. 1 


And grandma, who d\ 

-. 11:- il! 1 

rnmoved by earth's 

clamor and noise, 

Comes in with her aw 

et, placid lUiVnnet 

Fur an afternoon's t 

alkwith thebovs. 

She sets them at peiiei 

, ii a quarrel 

Breaks over their to 

yslikea cloud. 

She is tend of them nil: but thinks Benny 
Is tile prettiest one in the crowd. 

Aunt Jane, from her stately old mansion, 

Overshadowed by poplar and elm, 
Came down to the city last winter. 

To visit my turbulent realm. 
"I am jjlad.'' she assured me, at parting. 

'■Such blessings tu you are allowed: 
But keep a tig-ht reign on that Benny, 

fit's the sauciest boy in the crowd ! 

Ah ! me ! what a mixed reputation 

For any one boy to possess 
As the others have talents unnumbered, 

We're a Babel, I frankly confess. 
A philosopher, asked to appraise them, 

At the task would be puzzled and cowed. 
Though at dinner might reason that Benny 

Is the hungriest boy in the crowd. 
At bight, when they all have been settled 

1 n crib and in cradle and bed, 
i go on a tour of Inspection 

And pillow each slumbering head ; 
And, while I commend them to heaven, 

With spirit in reverence bowed, 
I am sure I can never determine 

The dearest or best in the orowd. 

Francis E. Pope, in 

F,,r Forest and Stream end linl and Gh;i. 


he h is served, its te 
cookery, all boat is 1 
Jones walked up fro 

on chops 

Now. i.f . 
selves on 

ul that h 

i h 

.£ tl 
ifieeted the faces and 
Now. why was this? 
of tin' conveniences 
id expected one thing 
e thing received was 
ad gone in .[ttest of, 
a set on one particu- 
g of a different kind could 
.o wounded anticipations, 
at the eating house, and 
feels personally injured, 
urns the proprietor that 
esult in the transfer of Ids patron- 
ais the steak at all he does ii mechan- 
or zest. Let the waiter beware how 
!S and extols the merits of tlie dish 

derness, its flavor, its unparalleled 
it an aggravation of the trouble. As 
l his office he> had settled his mind 
did not get them is tin- one thing 
1 to the absolute exclusion of all 

trout is logy, He is broad and fat, beyond comparison 
with Ids COUSins of other waters. The lakes are full, 
swarming with minnows, and his trOutship is at all tunes 
gorged with food. When a twelve inch in. nt is captured, 
if hit sharply on the head three or four minnow 
often pop out of hiB mouth. When struck. heordmamv 
comes like a land) towards you as yon reel in : not . indeed. 
until he has caught sight of the angler or the boat does 
he seem to realize his danger or make urn ellort to escape. 


yards oflim 
recover man 

will he eapti 
hint. Y. 

mav have been trolling' 
out b: Ined the baat v. ■: 5 
i yards before his rushes 
ere more than the length of 


their fo 

staples of the 1 

.ealh the lie 

ipitable shelte 

Id lindlh. 

. tish, 

can capt 
expect t. 
only sue 
tween y 
lively re 
the teeth is h;: 
and, before sta 


1 it. 


ieftnget and tb 

A Srst-class article o 
I like wire. It should 

Try it by tt 
nb ; if it d( 


■ith careful 

■r voii mav 
>ut. Select 
riling ii Le- 
as nt .t turn 


unravelled libers, k 
when seen in a slanting 
the ordinary click, not a 
ing new, largo enough ti 
(J line. In trolling .-v.- 
spinning of the bait, and 

and to the othi rend oi 1 
live feel long. Ai the I. 
swivel sinker, and to ti 
eighteen inches l 


rerend of thi 

sinker agail 

• faste: 
.other leadc: 

... obtain 
ntments : 

to him 

ith bountiful 
the hope of 

HOW litany fishers with an angle first learned of the 
Androscogin Lakes through the magazine article-. 
Which appeared early in the year 187T, and as a conse- 
quence found themselves, during the following summer 
beside the limpid waters of Rangeley, Mooseluemaguntio. 
and Cupsnptic, I know not, but that there were four at 
least. L tor one, can vouch. Kaugelev came to us like an 
inspiration. We barkened to the tales of its wonders wii h 
astonishment, tinged with incredulity. But when at the 
shop of a Philadelphia taxidermist we mw a trout which 
had left its Rangeley home but a few days before, and 
which must have weighed at least eight pounds when 
caught, our skepticism disappeared in growing wonder- 
ment. We looked upon the stuffed trout as the grandee 

p8 111 gazed upon the Indians marching in the" train of 
Columbus, It gave us a realistic vision of Angler's Para- 
dise ; if was the bunch of grapes from the promised land. 
He who had experienced the inexpressible sensation .a 
landing a pound trout on the gravelly banks of Tolbhan- 
na, Loyalsock. or Sinnemahoniug, transported himself in 

I to the Euugeley region, and multiplied thi 
lights by ten. Ordinary tackle, whose compeers hail done 
fa ithftif service In .he, b (vas discarded will, a 
sneer, and stouter materials took its place. The hearts of 
deal.:-, ■ a lavish purchase of heavier 

better what to expect, and box 
iho elimination of their disapi 
crease of the pleasures of Ranj 
tion at least of that experience 
tho pen'.' Can the tourist ai 
northward beftaught inadvam 
licipation. ami therefore to 
pleasures this region holds o 
hand': To accomplish soniewhad of this 
1 he writer, for every true hearted follower of Isaak Wal- 
ton joys in tho. success of a brother of the angle. 

Now. one thing must be impressed on the mind of a 
frequenter of the mountain streams of Pennsylvania and 
New York ; do not expect merely an exaggerated form of 
vmii- favorite style of fishing ; you wont get it. The 

streams thereabout do contain trout, even in the summer 
months, but though more plentiful, they arc hardly Larger 
than the product of streams further south, and perhaps 
not so gamy. Do. not, therefore, go to Rangeley in the 
summer mouths to ti--li the streams- ; you will (hid waters 
mure accesible which will furnish you with sport equally 
good. The natives to be sure vouchsafed the information 
that in September the large trout ascended the streams, 
and were captured with the fly in the pools and riffles, but 
in the summer months they certainly only yielded the 
smallest fish, with chub in abundance. To capture the 
six. and ten pounders you must have a guide, a boat, ami 
infinite patience. Our experience was gleaned about tin- 
middle of the month of June, and the surface water of the 
lakes was already thoroughly wanned, and through it the 
large trout would not rise to sieze the most tempting fly 
cast by the most skillful hand. A few small trout were 
the rewards of hours of casting. But here again rumor 
stepped in with the information that large trout were to 
be captuty with the fly on the lakes during some indefi- 
nite periods before and after the time of our sojourn in 
the region. An examination of the camp records, how- 
ever, showed the most successful anglers to be inveterate 
bait-fishermen, who rarely used the lly at all. Follow 

To this fasten the sualled hook, 

pin in between them anotln 



strength i 
ig oil in th 

•Is should b.- 
cing less liable to n 
v when von buy, B 

g your hue, reject) 

1 perfect amoothne 

the lightest panic 

joints may be adva 

The sin I, 

that .1 

of lubrict 

plied when arranging the tackl 
always of the swivel pattern : tl . 
haps." but, as before noted, what*- 
spuming of the bait may be advan 
Have half a dozen sizes with you, m 
von mav ai find il to your a 

convenience will save you not 
ance, and perhaps more than 1 
You will need a landing net. b 
of the net be sixteen or eight.-, 
a handle at least five feel I. nig. 

convenience of carriage. The 

n„i be less than an inch and a 
probably lie better, for tint-, mi 
in the water when used, and q< 
Your meshes need not be small 

st a t 

deep wat 

or. Select thret 


!i. 80, 31, and 32 

Leave bel 


for the hv 

■.- Of Maine do n 

natural 1) 

,ii,.. or allow v.n 

Let a clef 

ring ring of bit 


i.-, liable to he 

ledge or \ 

-at el- soaked log. 

Ot. ! 

their example if you 
selected spot from an 
most promising shores 
The latter is the least c 
trout. Hut the tackle 
you'll want to try il ai 
larger and more gaudil 

haps ordinarily used, t 
hook measuring about 
the shank to the extre 

a lew of tb- mOBt .-lie. 

-ek fo 

isults, and tish in some 
boat, or troll along the 
lit- of minnow or worm, 
•aptuiing more chub than 
ke your fly-rod with you, 
"r II v-1 iook with 

■d flies thi 

5 hook (that : 


$ bend). Anaddition of 
ion flies, reduced to the 
same size, may not come amis-. Your greatest success. 
however, as before implied, will, in .-.II probability, be 
achieved with the minnow. it is essential, therefore, 
that you should have with you a ro.l suitable for bait li-h- 
ing aid trolling j long— fifteen feel will do— stiir. power- 
ful. Sour lines. 

for a bait l 

and pi 

and pi 

the shops wieon 

Mr. Roosevelt -In 

to theallgh .as.. 

pot bctransporte. 
the streams. Th 
wake of the boat, 
kept alive until 3 
Heating oil is oft. 


iall. carefully 
st than steel, 
ml still i.nue 
ig every one 
s, or appears 
dar. A drop 
*rs should be 
ill.- more per- 
ls to perfect 
ly employed, 
ng heavy, fol- 
ic to troll in 

• improved trout pattern. 
is aud all gangs of hooks, 
nil il.e Usi of oilier than 

more than a single hook. 

among your trap,, for 
fast upon some sunken 
ie possession of this little 

little time and annoy- 

price in bottom tackle. 
not a gaff. Let tit? ring 
inches in diameter, with 

•hi.-li mav be jointed for 
leshes of the net should 
M. and iw-o inches would 
.- ii creates less resistance 
•k work is often desirable. 
.villi the idea of using it 
guide will supply you with bail, 
atus necessary, both for catching 
im,iws. ' Ybu may leave in 
loats, and disgorgers. The latter, 
.serves. • is of about as much use 
-plan.-.'' It is always the part of 
> add to your store was and silk 

you expect to fish 
icni. floating in the 

hieh the trout are 
\ little vial of lub- 

up a ret ractorj reel, 

.the Ink 

trap on 

enough : your leade: 
member the fish you 

i~ ill big Wj 

suddenly, for there a 
no roots or bush i 

of silk", letter C. i- BtOul 

vou ordinarily use, tor re- 
: k. though large and strong. 

1 1 for checking his rushes 

.-for him to dash over, and 

•I,- v.. in line Vet 

let the line be of good length, fifty yards may at tunes be 
useful, though sold... m will you need more than twenty- 
five. The truth is, let it be written boldly, the Rangeley 

kind . 


and tl 
all to 



1 useful ti 

r snoods in good order. And anotbei 

tial, that which is designed for the 
' the black fly. 1 do not know what is best 
• dozens of varieties recommended by sportsmen 
irs, and, as far as my experience goes, they are 
ui the same extent useful. You will do well to 

ni v • "il with a line gauze h. ad net. Il 

pybul little room, and may be worn at night 
aarative comfort, as ;. protection against mos- 
quitos. Some use a close lining havalock during the 
flay, the cage fastened underneath the coat, ami leaving 

,..i edontj theeyes, nose, and uth. Ii will have to 

he made to tit with great care to be of much service. 
for the ties will crawl through au\ possible opening. It 
will, however, be eminentlj useful from another point. of 
view , us a pi-iiteeii.ui from the burning rays of the sun 
reflected on the waters of the lake. To those who are in 
the least liable to sunburn it will be the part of wisdom 
for them to protect both face and hands from the sun. 
Muslin glove», with gauntlets, with no opening at the 



wrist, and made to tie over the cuff of the shirt, will he 
<oI and and an agreeable covering. The attacks 
of the flies alone are had enough, hint if supplemented 
1 listers (he sufferer may as well give up at mice, 
and go home and be nursed. Again, he "who carefully 
consults his "personal comfort may find adv; 
bundling up with his traps a rubber coat, and also, if he 
chooses to run the risk of being considered a dilMlante 

Hi air cushion. The propriety of tbi- 
tion to his outfit will, perhaps, be appreciated after a full 
day or two of restlessly trying to And the softest position 
at the stern of the boat. In case of sudden squalls of 
rain, which are b'able to come upon one at most any hour, 
these articles will aid the sportsman in keeping himself 
dry and comfortable. Without them, to adopt thy words 
Of Dame Juliana Bemer, "Yet suryly dooth he fare. At 
morn-tyde he is wetfce abode unto his ti 

If you have come to the lake after a big Bah or two, 
and must have them, instruct your guide so bait a point 
for you. He ■will prooure a quae ib, out them 

and deposit them in some promising locality 
and marking the spot with a buoy, will leave them over 
rdght, for tbfl attraction of the fish. This an 
tinued for several days, and if you drop your baited 
i. liable sure of punishing 

one or two pf the mammoth gormandizers. All this has 

a pot hunter look about it to be sure, but as the darkey 
fisherman said, " if you goa. cat tin', go a eattin'." 

Til.- reader of the" aforementioned magazine articles is 

i with the belief that he has only to once get to 

the lakes and cast his fly to daw out 

2 trout of 7 lbs. each, 

7 " 71 '• " 

4 " 7J " " etc., etc., 
according to the insinuating manner of the scores there 
given, but let him cut Off the big ends of these lists, and 
make up his mind in advance to he Satisfied witli a f 
fair fish, and one or two big ones, and he will hav. 
much better chance of leaving the lakes satisfied, than if 
he let his ambition soar unchecked, tn our party the 
most enthusiastic, persevering, and therefore the" most 
Buccessful member, made the following score in live days : 

June 15, 4 trout of J, 1J, and II pounds. 
" til. 1 " ti pounds. 

17. 5 " J. 1, 2. 21, and 6 pounds. 
" 18, 1 " 1 pound. 

" tn. :t '• (, 1>, and 2 pounds. 

" 30, 7 " i, 1. 1, ti, 11, 1}. and 31 pounds. 

This does not include a number of fish weighing less than 
three-quarters of a pound. Now, you enthusiast, bring 
your hopes down to the level of "this score, and with 
proper tackle, possessing your soul in patience, you may 
not be disappointed. But take heed of this," in y 
anxiety for slaughter hasten not unduly pour jouri 
Remember that all the pleasure of your vacation is no 
the other end of the stage line, but may lie- found, do 
but seek, at every step of your way thither. Enjoy 
the uttermost your freedom from care, and the troubles 
of money-getting, as you journey. If a part of your way 
lies across the sea, receive with a grateful heart" the life- 
giving breezes. Let the beauties of hill and dale, of wavy 
tree, and glistening water, upon which you may feast 
your eyes as you ride beside the sandy river, inspire with- 
in you a calm contentment, a quiet, peaceful joy, tor, 
mayhap, the vision of nature's beauty will prove to you 
in after days the source of greater pleasure than the hook- 
ing of the six-pound trout in the waters of the Rangeley 
Lakes. A. Morce. 

fishing, we would say : Hie away to the lakes of Michi- 
gan, for if is an excellent healthy sport that all can enjoy 
at a trifling expense, LlD COMPOBTER, " 

Jfislf ffultun. 

Nebraska Fish OoMMISSIOS. — The following gentle- 
men were appointed June first ult. as the State Pish Com- 
mission of Nebraska : W, L. May, President: H.R. Living- 
ston, Plattsmouth ; H. S. Kaley, Red Cloud. The younger 

■ I the Territories display comendablo e prise 

in fish cultural projects. They do not always wait until 
the streams and lakes have been wholly depleted of food 
fish before beginning a work which the older States have 
found so important. We recommend the carp and its 
congeners to our Nebraska friends, as very desirable food 
fish, We cannot all have salmon and trout in our waters. 
The temperature, natural food, character of stream, and 
other conditions in many sections of the count i 
favorable for some of thuse species, which, while less 
gamy, are just as valuable in an economic sense. Carp 
culture in this country, we believe, has been attended 
witk most satisfactory results. As the merits of the fish 
become more widely known, demand for its breeding will 
be large. The salmon has such a prestige that when its 
restoration to a stream is assured the fact is heralded with 
such eclat that fish eulturists are inclined to slight less 
famous or fame-attending species, and so put forth their 
efforts to salmon culture, when work in other directions 
would repay them four-fold. 

Trout in the Godboui.— During the month of June the 
mouth of the river Oodbout, (a river some 200 miles or 
more below Quebec, of which a correspondent has written 
at length.) swarms with large sea-trout. Indeed, the 
whole river is more or less occupied with these fish, which, 
so much esteemed elsewhere, are here regarded as so great 
a nuisance that the owner of the river is endeavoring to 
wipe, them out. It is believed [that they destroy the 
salmon spawn : and as salmon are the especial care mid 
consideration, the trout occupy secondary place. Indeed, 
the salmon anglers can hardly be tempted to fish for them 
at. all, no matter with tackle however light. We learn 
that the river guardian in obedience to orders, recently 
took out some six hundred trout in hauls, many of them 
scaling up to five and six pounds in weight. He is aLso 
netting out many of the male salmon which are out of all 
natural proportion to the females, and interfere materi- 
ally with their sporting business. 


Editor Forest and Stream : — 

The Solid Comfort Fishing Club of Mercer County, Pa., 
started for the Lake on the 7th inst,, via A. & G. R. R. to 
Mansfield ; thence to Fort Wayne, by P. Ft. W. & C. E. 
R. ; thence to Petoskey, by Grand Rapids & Indiana R. R. 
Thence over Crooked Railway, a small wooden Railroad, 
six miles long, just completed, toa boat, landing on Groi iked 
Lake called Conway, where Capt. Andrew's tug and si 
were chartered for our journey across Crooked Li 
through Crooked River and to Indian Point on this L 
where we pitched our tents and called "Camp Comfo 
That it is worthy of the name, none can doubt ; for it is 
as beautiful a place to camp as can be found anywhere. 
We are about twenty feet above the level of the kike, in a 
birch grove which extends many miles north of us. Burt's 
Lake lies to the east, south, and west of us : about a mile 
north of us is an Indian ' village where the Chippewas and 
Attawas reside. They are peaceable ; can talk English, 
furnish us with milk, etc., and are willing to row or do 
anything they are requested for small compensation. The 
beach is fine for bathing, and the water very agreeable. 

To the right of our camp we have two springs, one of pure 
cold water, principally used for keeping butter and beer 
cool in, tin:- other rises in a bed of white pebbles-stones 
with almost icy coldness and is impregnated with miner- 
als j is clear, of excellent taste, and healthy. 

Boats running between Petoskey to Cheboygan land at 
Camp Comfort daily, upon which we get our mail, provis- 
ions, etc. 

There are nineteen persons in our camp ; but few of us 
are experienced fishermen. Fifteen of our party believe 
in the motto, "Live and let live," the others, however, 
-ceded in catching more fish than supplies our 
camp. !! 1. 1 large quantities of bass weigh- 

ing four anil five pounds, pickerel, six and nine pounds, 
perch and sun-fish larger than we ever saw before. Pig- 
eon River was visited for grayling with excellent success, 
some few muskalonga were caught at Cheboygan. Trout 
were caught without number on an average weighing 
about one pound. 

We were furnished tickets from Greenville, Pa. to Pe- 
toskey, Mich, and return for $15, a distance of over six 
hundred miles ; and vrere furnished with aeamp car from 
Fort Wayne to Petoskey by G. R. & I. R. R. We found 
the officials and employes along the several lines courteous 
and accommodating gentlemen ; so much so. that we re- 
gret; our inability to repay then i k harnesses. 
From General passenger Agt. A. B, Lees and Capt. Fred. 
Heath on G. R. & I. R. B. we received kind attention and 
valuable information, as also at theliandsof \j, 

Supt. of Crooked Bail 

I ■ m liavehada ji liy time. Wehavi 
found everythjng even hitter than it was represented tp 
us, ami to fill lovers of a few weeks of camp [life and of 

; i 'lair. I believe, is a Virginian by raising, and 
I dare Bay he got his idea about toe robin's drunk enfess 
from the negroes in hi.-, childhood, just as 1 got mine from 
aid Uncle Caesar. The negroes used tot.ll me that every 
Friday all the jay-birds went to 'mil to bear letters t" the 
Devil." and that on Fridays none could be seen except 

•ly in the morning and' Inn- ii. the evening. 1 firmly 
believed this and hated the jay with prodigious hatred 
until I grew old enough to think and observe for myself. 
Truly, the negroes had many strange notions, and do 
have to this day. They infiltrated the minds of the 
southern youth with many superstitious doctrines, which 
■ found it rather hard to grow out of. 

St. Clair says the re< 
th. But tin 
found one's nest. The 
spring and early 
later on. In winter I do 
Texas. Where do these" 

Infwul gjistorg. 


Houston, Texas, May 13, 1879. 
Editor}Fore9t and Stream :— 

St. Clair's article in FOREST AND STREAM of the 8th. 
on the habits of several of our common birds, interested 
me very much — as indeed everything does that comes 
from his pen. But he states some things that I can't 
accede to. Thus, he states that the robin red-breast 
gets drunk on China berries — so drunk in fact that he 
falls from the trees in a state of beastly intoxication and 
becomes an easy prey to the little niggers who, knowing 
his habits, are on the w T atch-out for him. He Btates that 
one drink does not satisfy robin at all, but .that he will 
get drunk every day as long as the China berries last. In 
other words, he states robin red-breast to be a confirmed 
drunkard who will never miss an opportunity to get his 
"skin full." Well, I have heard this of poor robin all 
my life and I never saw one drunk yet. Has St. Clair 
ever seen one drunk? If he will say so point-blank I 
will believe it, but don't think he can be screwed up to 
that sticking point. 

Last winter, while hunting in the "Big Thicket," east 
of Houston, I came to a row of China trees on the edge 
of an abandoned field, which trees were loaded with ripe 
berries and robins by scores and, hundreds were feeding 
upon them. Feeling tired, I took a rest under a wild 
peach, not more than ten yards from the China trees, and 
kept my eyes upon the robins to see if any would get 
drunk. I sat there two mortal hours and watched those 
robins closely, but not one of them got drunk. Or if they 
did get drunk they had a most successful way of hiding 
it. Now and then a number of them, having' filled their 
crops with berries, would come to the ground ; but instead 
of keeling over in a state of drunkeriess, they would skip 
along over the ground in a most lively manner, hunting 
worms. Had they been drunk I am sure they would not 
have had such lively locomotion. I departed from that 
place feeling sun' that robin had been greatly slandered. 

And that is not the only time that I watched robin to 
solve the problem of his imputed addiction to drunkeness. 
In the home dt my childhood in the "Old North State," 
there was a large China tree growing against the window 
of the bed- room in which I slept. I could sit in the 
window and pluck the berries. The robins came there 
daily to feed. Old "Uncle Caesar," Che negro gardener, 
told me that if I would watch those robins I would see 
them all get drunk and fall to the ground so I could catch 
them. '^Now," said he, "maybe they won't fall right 
under the China tree, but you keep your eyes on 'em and 
follow 'em ; they'll be sure to fall before they go far." 
Well. I watched and followed those robins a whole 
y, but I did not catch a single one. Old Csesar 
laughed and told me to try them the next day ; that the 
robins, seeing me watching them, took the precaution not 
'nigh to make ihem drunk, but next day they 
would be very hungry and would surely get very drunk. 
lay with no better luck and con- 
cluded that old Uncle Caesar was a fraud, 

St, Cla 

to the far 

ites the* 

I killed I 

rirds bibert 
jpeak them 

, ill. 

ecker does not nest 
ly a few days ago I 
irons with us in the 
ear almost entirely 
ever seeing one in 
te anyhow V Their 
1 th- tropics, 
it thief, whose chief 
Ve do in, i - 
him a&a benefactor 
has lately thrown 
. It has made him 
dioot. This on the 
t annihilator of 

a -,e ced bird whom no man may 

ground that he is supposed to be a 

bugs and worms. Cur Solons would not have erected 

him into this saeredness if there was not strong testimony 

that he does infinitely more good than harm. 

N. A. T. 


Editor Forest and Stream :— 

There was one matter under discussion in the 
September and October numbers of your paper that 
interested me very much. That was as to whether deer 
were or were not influenced by the moon in feeding. 
Now, there are many hunters, including myself, who are 
firm believers on the affirmative side of the question, 
although very few of us were ever in Florida or know 
anything about the opinions of hunters there upon the 

Several years ago I found myself in San I'i 
Cab. with but little money and nothing to do : so I spent 
the winter hunting for the market there, the principal 
game on the land being deer and quail. The country for 
many miles around the bay is destitute of timber but 
covered with a low brush that is seldom found over three 
feet high. Deer could therefore often be seen feeding at 
the distance of half a mile or more. I did only still 
bunting and I became so well convinced there that the 
deer fed most when the moon was above the horizon that 
I hunted them only at such times, and devoted the re- 
mainder to quail shooting. On one occasion I watched 
two large bucks when, according to the almanac, the 
moon would set about four o'clock in the afternoon. It was 
about one o'clock, p.m., when I first saw them and they 
fed during the hottest part of the afternoon, lying down 
both at the same time within half an hour of the setting 
of the moon. 

Of course this one instance establishes nothing. I 
mention it because I watched them with the object under 
discussion hi view, but I found by experience that I 
could seldom get sight of a deer there when the moon 
was down unless I started him from his couch. 

In your issue of October 24th, "Ned Buntline" ex- 
presses his opinion that deer feed "when they are hungry." 
Very sensible ; but in the same article he gives the follow- 
ing as evidence that they pay no attention to ti 
He says: " How many of us, who used to be up early for 
trout 'along the lakes' and streams in the Adrionda.cks. 
have startled them at dawn as our boat washed along the 
shores? How often at sunset have we watched them 
cropping the tender grass on the glades near by our 
camp?" Now, with all due respect for "Ned's" forest 
lore. I cannot see that this touches the point in question. 
He says nothing as to where the moon was at these times. 
It certainly was just as likely to have been up as down, 
and it is very possible that he knew nothing at all of its 
whereabouts upon the occasions he writes about. 


JEiP" The author of the Grand Menan Notes, published 
in our last issue, and once read before the Linnean Society 
of this city, writes that the paper was never intended for 
publication, and in its present form does him great injus- 
tice. Owing to the absence of our Natural History edi- 
tor we are unable now to ascertain by whom the paper 
was sent to us for publication ; but we need not explain 
that we have acted in good faith in using it. and heartily 
regret any wrong which may have been done to the au- 
thor by another party. 

The Migratory Quail.— We are beginning to receive 
reports from the migratory' quail which were received early 
in June through Mr. H. P. Tobey, of Boston, and planted 
out. Personally we feel much indebted to the 
pondents who have sent us these notes, and who may not 
of the eager avidity with which each line will 
he scanned by hundreds of sportsmen. We observe that 
these birds build their nests, so far as known, in mead- 
ows, selecting localities not far from farm houses. The 
scythe and mowing machine axe, therefore, their most 
fatal enemies, and we know not by what instinct the hon- 
est farmer may be able to avoid cutting them up. We 
hope other friends will have more to report :— 

Rockland, Mis., July 25. 
Editor Forest and Stream:— 

At your suggestion I kept eight quail and put them into 
a pen, hoping they would lay and hatch out some chicks 
if love-making ' 
, When I received the quad 

I had ho wa ^^ J 'I-! 

learned to tell the males from the females, L^ouikI tnat.I 



had fire females and three males. The males have the 
whole breast fair, something lite the breast of the wood- 
cock, with the dark, almost black markings in some. At 
the throat the females have the same color, with darker 
specks Over the breast, which cease at the throat, leaving 
the throat fair, with no marks that are noticeable. 

About the. '.'"Ut of this month I learned thai nests had 
been found near where I released the quail. I visited the 

i on inquiring of the farmer, we v. 
the nests. The tirst one was in a field where the hay had 
been removed. The nest contained seven eggs, but I am 

i\- that owing to the hen bein.u di.-turbed, and 
deprived of all cover, she had left the nest, and the eggs 
were cold, and the upper aides exposed to the sua were 

out whiter than the rest. The next two nests 
on the adjoining farm were some three rods apart, on 
pretty high land, and were also in a mowing field. Each 
contained fifteen eggs, and presented a very pretty sight, 
put I arn very sorry to say that in mowing ' - 
of the quail was injured, so that she also left her nest. 
On breaking one of the eggs we found that ii 
full grown chick, which would have hatched in a day or 

two longer. The other one was discovered in seaso 

place a bunch of grass around it, and I think the eggs 
have hatched by this time, or will soon hatch. The next 
one was in a field much like the others, all near farm 
houses. The last one contained eleven eggs, and although 
bhe grass had been removed the hen stuck to the nest. 
These are all the nests I have heard from, but th in k there 
are many more in the grain fields and pastures, and 1 
think the eggs will be hatched out before the grass is 
harvested. If any come back next spring they will un- 
doubtedly build and hatch out the chicks before haying. 
All of the farmers where we let the quail go have taken 
great interast in them, and would have left a spot of grass 
standing to conceal the nest, if it had been found in sea- 
son. Some of the quail have moved two or three miles 
from where they were let out. On the whole, I think 
things look encouraging, but it all depends upon their 
coming back in the spring. Jaaies Wight, 

London. Out.. Aug. i — Editor Forest and Stream : — 
Enclosed find a clipping from the London Advertiser of 
to-day. about the migratory quail. I know you take a, 
great interest in this subject, so I send it. I will endeavor 
to get more information. 

"The migratory quail which'were imported and released 
at Straf lu-oy last spring, appear from the accounts we have 
heard, to have become acclimatized and are rearing then- 
progeny in a manner that will soon render the supply of 
this game bird abundant. The birds subsist largely upon 
grasshoppers and insects, and are believed to lie identical 
with the variety of quail mentioned in Scripture. Recently 
a nest with fifteen eggs was found in a meadow, but the 
passage over it of a mower and hay rake caused the 
parent bird to forsake it." J. D. 

birds fled, and I then saw that the squirrel was engaged in 
eating a young bird, that no doubt he had just dragged 
from the nest. As the tree was a small one I managed to 
make him drop his prey, though he tried hard to carry it 
away. The young bird was about hall fledged, and" its 
breast and neck were much torn and eaten. The squirrel 
sat near by chattering angrily, and I noticed that, his 

throat was' covered with blood. The squirrel v 

the small red sort, the only Mild we see in this part of the 

country. Is this an unusual case? W. Hammersly. 


w_\smxoTox D, C. .IrjbY 15,1879. 
Editor Fmryl ami St 

■Sir .--Several years ago I read in your paper a few letters and ex- 
tracts in regard to singing ml » - Since n I have been on the 

lookout for one. At 10 o'clock p. m., June 85, in my room. I heard 
around which seemed to proceed from under some trunks in the 
corner, and resembled the faint check! c/mrt-.' chud, : of a chip- 
munk in its liolo. This Incident aroused my curiosity and set me to 
musing. After hearing- this sound, I was on the alert and listened; 
For several nights 1 heard this peculiar note hut nothing mure. 
concluded it must come from some insect and thought no more of 

EKJth of June, I wits startled upon hearing 
noise louder than before, and at the same moment, a rustling 
of paper in the trunk. This thing drew my attention, whatever it 
ttight tx - >''■■'■ '.■■■'! its way mil of tlie trunk, and passed rapidly 
over the bureau, uttering all the time the same chucking note- 
The bureau Is near the window, and 1 was on the other side of the 
room. The sound ceased when it reached the bureau, aud I turned 
over to go to sleep. A few moments later I heard the sweetest, 
nid warble, und thought of the canaries outside of the 
window, hut the warble continuing, 1 was brought to understand 
that it was in my men, and under the bureau. Then thinking of 
the olmcMng QOteof a few moments previous, 1 pronounced it a 
singing mouse. 1 1 oonl Inued singing several moments, tben passed 
der the trunk and sang no more. 

1 did not hear it again until the third of July, when I called ray 
mother in to hear, and she was delighted. So far I had not seen it, 
and was not absolutely certain, although confident it was a mouse, 
and made ti]. my mind to catch it if possible. 

On the fourth I set a " Novelty" trap, went to bed and listened 
intention. Soon it began singing and came out of its 

biding plat 
enter the 

than an i 
hereof tei 

r the 

v.1 1 

rap and begin to nibble 
dibbling did not interior 
iifl I i on and warbled, 
re. more than Ottee thinl. 
•ard the little tin door si 
captured. I jumped up 
vhichhttde :i 
usually large bousi 
ling r 

the trap 

i with the s 

until I tho 
If get 

t sot. I heard it 

t strange to say, 

la 3 

lit that the trap 

g- up to smash It, 

i a clivh, aud the 
ghted the gas to examine 
noked to be nothing more 

a ex pi; 


mid be tin. 

icb my 
icluded that 

A Florida Manatee. — A huge sea cow has been re- 
ceived at New York, en route for Europe. Concerning 
its capture and habits a correspondents writes : 

Tittsyille, Fla., July 36. 
Editor Forest and Stream : — 

A live manatee or sea cow (Trieheelius manarus) was 
shipped from here to New York on the 18th inst. It was 
captured in St. Lucie River, one hundred and ten males 
south of this place, by Messrs. August Park and John 
Kelly. It was estimated to weigh 1.000 pounds. The 
manatee is au amphibious animal, distantly allied to the 
phoeus or seals, but differing in very manv points. Un- 
like the Phoeas. which, feeds on fish." the manatee live off 
aquatic grasses and lily pads. They are very fond of the 
turtle grass that grows abundantly in the shallows of 
Indian River. They also eat parsely when they can get it. 
The head of the manatee resembles that of a' large calf, 
especially about the mouth. The eyes, however, are 
small. In the place of fore-legs they have two flippers, 
resembling the similar organs of locomotion possessed by 
the Cetaf tarts, the whales, and porpoises. The tail is more 
like that of a Cetatiau than a Phoea. It is a powerful 
instrument, lying horizontally in the water, and being 
semi-circular in its terminal outlines. The body is 
covered with a very few short scattered hairs, averaging 
perhaps an inch apart. The skin is pachydermatous, 
fully an inch thick. The ribs are ivory. The manatee is 
•only found in tropical countries, Florida being the only 
place in the United States where it occurs. They are 
caught in immense seines, made of rope. Sometimes one 
is shot when coming to the surface to blow, or when feed- 
ing in shoal water. They are often seen in the ocean near 
the mouths of the Indian River and Jupiter Inlets. They 
resort to the St. Lucie River (fresh water) to breed. They 
are found also on the gulf coast of the State. They are 
an inert, sluggish mass of flesh, easily handled in the 
water, but very awkward to manage on land. They are 
not vicious or' dangerous at all. A person can get into 
the water with one. lift up his head or take other liberties, 
but must keep out of the way of his powerful tail. 

A i.. I. Gatoh. 

Foster Hens for Qr ail's Nests.— Cleveland, August 
3,1879. — Like " Miles," your correspondent who found an 
old hen and a quail occupying the same nest I also found 
several amalgamations of this land, when a bov, in search 
of eggs. The most remarkable of the lot was one near 
the old barn, by the side of a rail fence. It contained five 
eggs of the quail before the old hen made her first deposit. 
This mutual deposit of eggs continued daily until the 
quail laid fourteen and the old hen ten. The hen drop- 
ping the last egg, making, big and little, twenty -four 
eggs, when the nest, for some reason, was abandoned, 
and fearing putrefaction or destruction to the deposit 
by skunks, I carried the eggs home for the family table. 
Dr. E. Steeling. 

Defending their Young — St. Leonard. Province of 
Quebec. Jvly 19, 1879.— Yesterday I heard a great 
motion amongst the birds in the trees round my I 
and upon g. ng near to ascertain the cause of the row, 
jqmn ngmg through the hranchee of a small 

pinetr- i - I pursued by a couple of small gray birds. 
The birds attacked the squirrel bravely, uttering shrill 
Cries, and seemed to be trying to take from the » 
something he was carrying, .Upon my ajjproach the 


a large 

excited mind led me to beli 
the charm of this little creature was in it- 
book on the trap to make secure, 1 retro 
purpose of hastening. I lay some tint 
efforts to release itself, and Qii 
..I,. I mi. into a land of dreams. Next 
cage before looking at the mouse, and i i o gel aekforseveral 
[lours. Returning I peeped in the trap and found there nine mice. 
Alaek-a-duy for that disconsolate family— the " Novelty " trap had 
done the business. 

There are two apartments in this infernal machine. The first 
mouse caught, by passing on to a platform which is attached to a 
lever, is precipitated into the second apartment, the trap reset 
and eotnuniontion shut off. This is the predicament in which 1 
found this mother and her young. The young were born In the 
first apartment, and tbe mother, probably in her anxiety to find a 
bed, passed into the second and was shut off. During this calamity 
and all this woe. I had slept like a log. The naked little things 
e all alive but one, and flunking I had struck a bonanza, I 
hastened the mother into the presence of this nude assembly in a 
new and larger apartment with a turning gymnasium attached. 
She cared for them tenderly, but they pined and died one by one, 
and were devoured as they expired. I don't think she committed 
infanticide ouce, but the fact remains. I have in my pi 
caged singing cannibal. I have handed the mouse to Dr. Coues- 
probably we will hear from him ere long. 

GAINES R. Donoho. 

Asimais Received at Cebtbax Parr Menagerie for week 

Esmsc Ann. 9, im— 1 Salle's Amazon CGJwysot« Sadat) Boh. 
St. Domingo, presented by Mrs. M'Cauan, Brooklyn; 

JioW. imnro captured at Richmond, Va., presented by 

Masters Joseph A. and Charles Johns' e rirffiniainis) 

present trj Mr. Isaac J. Pacne; SLions (Fills ice.) ; 1 Mexican 

mo)! 1 East India Goat {Copra, hircvt" ■■■' lb.' I 
the Menagerie; 1 Brown Pelican (Pdecan ias fuscvsi purchased. 


0q genml 

St. Louis Dog Show.— Mr. Chas. Lincoln writes us 
that the preparations for this show are progressing 
rapidly, and that the prize lists arc now in the printer's 
hands, and will he ready for distribution in a few days. 
They can be had by addressing him, care of Brown. 
Hilder & Co., 004 North Fourth Street, St. Louis. The 
St. Louis Kennel Club dogs will not compete for the 


A New Kennel. — Mr. John Johnson, of North Man- 
chester. Conn., has lately purchased some very handsome 
and well-bred setters, with a view to establishing a ken- 
nel in that place. Three of the animals "were bred by 
the veteran Ethan Allin, of Pomfret Centre, which is 
sufficient: guarantee of their quality. They include the 
dog Ethan,' by Boss, out of Cosey: bitch Pansey, bv 
Cush, out of Fan, and bitch Prink, by Mort, out of Cosey 
There is also trouble, bred by G. F. Rich, aud by 
Ethan, out of Pansey, whose pedigree on both sides is 
traced for many generations through the Allin strains. 
With these dogs Mr. Johnson ought to breed some very 
fine stock. 

A Big Dog Corporation. — We find in the advertising 

columns of the English sporting papers notices of a new 
club which is being formed in that country with' the title 
of "The Sporting Dog aud Field Trial Club" (Limited). 
The projector, and also the manager and secretary, is Mr. 
T. II. Scott, a gentleman who will be remembered as 
having brought, some dogs to this country last year, and 
who wtis one of the judges at the first show of I i 
chusetts Kennel Club. The capital of the company is to 
he. £6,000, divided into £■> shares. Holders of shares are 
to have pertain privileges, proportionate to the number of 
shares they hold, such as shooting over the company's 
moor, and over its dogs ; also obtaining the services nf 
the company's servants at dog shows. The idea is not a 
bad one, and if properly worked out may be made Very 

—It has been considered of sufficient importance to 
telegraph to the daily papers the fact that a, bantam hen 
killed a cat which had attacked her brood of chickens at 
Port Jervis. She gave him one well-aimed peck with her 
bill which went straight to his heart. 

South Chicago. July 10, 1879.— C. Dittmar. Esq.:— I 

write to inform you that I got five cans of powder from 
Eaton and used the same, shooting snipe, and had good 
success also on duck. 1 convinced some of the shooters 
here that Dittmar's powder will do as good execution as 
the black. with less recoil and no smoke. I use five drachms, 
the same as in black powder. Respectfully yours. 

Abe. KLEmtAN. 
N. B.— Mr. Vancott and myself got arguing about ithe 
■ . - i i he contended that the black was the best, and he 
could kill more game with black powder than any man 
could with Dittmar's. 1 made him a small wager that I 
could beat him with Dittmar's powder. I will give you 
Of one day's shoot: Vancott. 12 snipe. 9 ducks. 
A. K.. 50 snipe, -22" ducks. We shot smpe together on 
the same ground. I killed snipe that he would not shoot 
at, as tb.ev were too far off. I think you will hear from 
him through the papers on the result of our day's shoot. 

A. K. 

Important Sale of Dogs. — A very important sale of 
dogs was held at Aldridge's, London, on July 19. Twen- 
ty-two pointers were sent from the kennels of Mr. C 
Moore, a well-known breeder, and a number of celebrated 
animals of the Drake faintly from Mr. lAoyd-Price's*ken- 
ncls. Mr. Moore's dogs must have been very fine, two eif 
them being bid in when bou.a-tide bids of 120 aud 105 
guineas had been made. Mr. Price sold Mind and Dandy 
Drake, two well-known field-trial performers, for sixty - 
one and sixty guineas, respectively. Although some of 
the dogs realized high prices, the figures brought by some 
of the setters were ridiculous, many not going beyond a 
guinea each. The following is a list of the pointers sold 
and the.prices obtained : — 

Pointers, the property of Mr. G. Moore. Gs. 

Mike, sis rears, bv Duke— Midge Mr. Yates lfl 

" " k. four rears, by DufcB— the late Rev. J. Holden'B 

oil '. - Mr. Arburhnor 13 

eh, one and a half years, bv Marl— Midge. Mr. Wilmington 27 

e. one year, bv Mr. Edge's Brag— Midge Mr. A. Brown 15 

Mac, one and., half 1 ears, bv Marl -Mop Mr. A. Brown 21 

Mole, one aud a half 'yours, bv Marl— Mop Mr. Bourne lb 

"" nil. fen months, by Mr. Lowe's v. Hang— the late 

,.ev. J. Holden's Moll Mr. Leslie 10 

Met, ten months, bv Mr. Edges Brag— Mons Mr. Criruidi lfl 

ay, oy Marl— Mite Mr. Rawlins » 

Mule, pudpv, by Marl -Mite Lord Waterfprd 3+ 

Mend II., puppy, by Marl-Mite Mr. B. Field 6 

Mall, three months, bv Mr. Price's Wagg-Moss Mr. B. Field fij 
Mock, three months, bv Mr. Price's v. airg— Moss. -Mr. B. Field 12 
MouseMhree months, by Mr. Prie.--sVVagg-.Moss 

Lord Waterford 18 

My. three months, by Mr. Price's Wagg-Maggie 

Lord Waiertord gg 

Pointers, the property of Lieut.-C'ol. Cornwall Legb. 
SpoT and Shot, liv w. bv Lord Sel'ton's Sam— Col. 

nnie Mr. Homer 24 

Major, eighteen months, by Col. Legh's Bounce— Mite 5 

Pointers, the property of Mr. B. F. Lloyd-Price. 
Juno IT. (pupped May, 1877), by Don Juan— Juno 

Mr. Arbuthnot 20 

Grog i pupped Nee,-., 1875*, by Grog -Belle, by Rap 

Mi-, rownsend 21 

The Irrepressible Drukt i pupped Feb. 9, 1877), lom 

w, bv Old Dim I,,- - i ii ...Mr. Buss 25 

Mend 11873), liv w, by Mr. Shield's Duke-Mr. Moore's 

Midge, bv Mr. Hoblen's Komp Lord « aterford fil 

Dandv Until, el. "el I '.■!.. 9. 1877), lemon w, by Old 

Drake-Nimble N iuepence Mr. Bass liO 

Pointers from Mr. 0. C. Cotes. M, P. 

Don. by Shot Mr.Townsend 25 

— yr. Smith 22 

Don II., bv Mi i '.ii Mr. Wood 18 

Sara, by Shot JJ Mr. Brown 1. 

Beppo. sixteen months, by Beppo— Don, by Duck 

lot ii.. . '.'. . .. Mr. Brown 111 

—The Merchants' and Exchange Club of" I I 
team of nine from the (.'hniiesiie nib, had a 

13d tilt., which result." 
tory for the home club by 4po "■' making 

a.229, out of o, possible score pi 870. 

Disapproved of.— Perhaps there is something in the 
following extract: from an English contemporary, which, 
if referring to a custom not yet established among us. 
yet comes in as a warning. Our system of advertising 
crack dogs through the medium of the large prices paid, 
or said to be paid for them, is but little less reprehensible. 
We question also whether this kind of puffery does not in 
many instances affect the decisions of judge: 
shows. The following is the extract alluded to : 

Unfortunately the practice of awarding prize? to the 
progeny of certain stud dogs is taking root amongst us. 

A certain fox-terrier of renown h i : 'increased 

bis master's banking account by the BP< i 
to his stock, and other owners are following the baneful 
set. It is not right that our leading. shoWB 
should be made the direct agents of owners by the adver- 



tiaement ol their dogs, and we sincerely trusl that com 
the gravity ol' the offence, ftud 
formally decline to pose as the rivals of the local bill- 
sticker in Ms advertising transactions. We understand 
that a sheep-dog owner was informed by the Kennel 
Club that tliev declined to permit his giving a cup to the 
best dog fathered byasire be bad a1 stud : why, thwfe- 

Eon do the: rotest againsi inilflt id 1 i i 

m i fromajber owners, and thus save themselves 

from inconsistency and the public In on eventual disap- 

Mr. Ohas. S. Keller, of Washington, D. <'.. plabiis the 
name Pone ( 'rayon for his white black and tan setter dog 
Puppy, by Druid, out of Leader, purchased from i '. Z. 
Wiley. Esq. 

—Mr. James R. Tilly's Gordon setter bitches Droain 

and Wlii [ i have i n bred to Mr. (J. S. Sedgwicl i lorcton 

dog. Jpok, Jr. 

—Mr. N. Elmore, of Gkrauby, Conn., has bought Hie 
fawn, tan mnl white. English pure beagle Drive, 63 Nev 

Jersey My, out of imported t'entennial Luc 
first prize at t'entennial Show, 

mm. Hknry W Livinuston'. pf this city, has purchased 

from Mr. GteOrgeF, \niistiong the Wu'lOUghhj |JUg dog, 

"Punch." by Nuuns' champion "Baron," out of Lady 
Fanny Fitzwigrani's Willou; Mv I itch. "Punch" was 
imported bj Mi-. Armstrong in April last, and was whelped 
August 19,1878. 

P. S. Wow's (Bath,. N. Y.)spanie'l biteb whelped B"ri 
day night. July 85, three gyps ami twelve dogs, bj Wal- 
lace's Sport. All brown mid white. 

our;london letter. 


Would you 

star gazers, an 
and weather, 
than a mason, 
of the herrim? 
your prophets 
squalls we hs 
10th day of Jul; 
warm weather, \\ 
the rain still pou 
and every day fi i] 
since it left D I 
could be thoUgbl of 1 

■ry kindly request your astronomers, your 
those; rnongsl you who are wise in winds 

mi ' farther through a milestone 

confine their attention lo their own side 
Kind, and leave lis alone. For ever since 


taken to wiring tie to look out for 

it had a decent flay. To-day is the 

Of summer, or even of moderately 

■ have as yet had none : and as I write 

1 down in torrents, as it did yesterday 

the last six weeks : every day, in fact. 

All the opprobrious terms that 

e been hurled at the head of this 

stale of affairs, and ancient dictionaries ransacked for 
additional words of obloquy, People have token to 
cursing and swearing who uever said bad words before; 

thus reputations have been lost, and it is even hinted that 
the safety of the soul of the oldest inhabitant is, to say 
the least, only problematical. 

Well, sir, the great Alexandra Palace show is past and 
> doubt you know- by this time. Over twelve 

hundred specimens were ranged upon the roomy benches, 
built on purpose for them in the spacious music hall of 
the palace. The judging, which was not quite finished 
until the forenoon of the second day, was got through 
with as much care and particularity on the part of the 
adjudicators as human beings could exhibit; but a 
chosen band of angels couldn't please some of our Eng- 
lish exhibitors. 

ads were, as they ever are at 

utaa grand sight. Brutus, hollo and 

i I In- arena to contest, tor the champion 
champions have been crowned 

The bloodh 
national sbo\ 
Don appear© 
cup. The I'r. 
many rimes 
judges agi 

to diil'c 

•it II laurel wreaths. 

s to I hi 


which of the three T should prefe 
think twice ere 1 plunge myself into the 
bloodhound war now so bitterly raging ar 
breeders. The language and vituperation 
mitted to appear in the otherwise useful » 
or two of the lesser London sporting papi 
the least, very intemper i . Suck brums 
more, suited for Bi 1 1 i n g - ■ I tha 
go in. Inter median tlitisxim 
hold guild as regards dunghills. 

sachJ I know 

■If. but 1 shall 

e midst of the 
mong English 
which is per- 

"lumns of one 

. to 

. indeed, is 

B ft! via. No, 1 don't 
s ibis-; but (Jus doesn't 
One of the principal ad- 
mirers of Don, the chief 1 might say of the Cossacks of 
the Don. is the lies. I'r, Hodson ; but whatever others 
think. 1 haven't a doubt I in1 rian really believes 

Don is the right dog in the right place. One of the oldest 
breeders of the bloodhound in England is Mr. Nicholls, 
and in his time he has turned out. some of the most 
wonderful creations that ever existed. Probably the 
youngest, and certainly this year the luckiest, exhibitor 
is Mr. Singer, carrying off no less than four firsts, a thing 
which, says another noted breeder, may never be done 
again. "'We'll see," wys Singer. "In the I 
con of youth, etc., etc." Other breeders of distinction 
are Messrs. though, Pay, Beauibj ami Morrell. the latter 
gentleman belonging to a race of people long distinguished 
for their love of the pure old English bloodhound. 

Among themastiff men. and hovering near ihe benches 
of their favorites, the owners of such nobledog u h 
Emperor, Beau, the grand brindled Cardinal, Young 
Lady Love, and the lovely I.nrhnc, etc., will be found. 
And" here, in all probability, you shall also find " t' ould 
Squire Kingdom" author of the "Lyme Hall Mastiff." 
i i, ,, act ion still, though slightly bending under the 
pressure of years, will certainly be the centre figure of a 
group of laughing listeners, to whom he lays rjpwn the 
law, and says and tries to prove that there isn't a single 
mastiff in all that vast assembly. Quite a character is 
Kingdom in his old frieze coat and his too scanty 
breeches, which keep proudly aloof from his purser's 
shoe.-, : ami his very broad -br'u limed old felt hat, and the 
invariabli a inn,: over his shoulders. I never saw 

Kingdon otherwise, and I declare In you honestly I be- 
lieve In- 5le£pS with that ancient bag around him. and if 
he be sent to his grave w ithoul it, he will rise again, and 
moo] around to hunt it up. At one ureal show a quick- 
footed wag ran swiftly round the benches tellii 
tody, "Here comes Kingdon, with a new hat." And 
sure enough, never did you see so excited a mob rushing 
to a door to meet a man. 

•■Hurra I" everyone cried. Bloodhound men ran, and 
mastiff men ran. and even s.kye men forgot their animosi- 

"■ i i ■ being . and rubbed ahauldei 

rushed Inwards the entrance ball: and the s^'ry judges 
left the ring and .joined the mob of excited exhfi ifcOTS 
And when the crowd reached their destination, what did 
fchi ' Why, i' ould Squire coming along, and looking 

the' picture of placidity, chewing a straw and wearing 
thl ■ "»■ ! old lull. 

Past the mastitis, yon eame to the benches where si ooi I 

or lay the princely St. Bernards. And here Gin ham 
rules the greatest sway, and will : but let him look well 
to his laurels, for Dr. Russell is hard at his heels. The 
kennels of either of those gentlemen are well worth a 
visit, and I believe they would make a Yankee visitor 


I h re .,i this Palace Show the pointers, setters and 

spaniels w..uld have pleased Ihe eye of the most fastidious 

sportsman that ever handled a gun. and among the rows 
and TOWS of PpS terriers a si ranger would get bewildered. 

I lachshunde mn stered strongly, and were carefully judged 
by the Rev. Q. I'. Lovell, a conscientious clergyman. A 

novice would gel a hit mixed among the collies, but 
here too the judge managed to pick out the best, (n 

walking round ihisshow you come at last to the orches- 
tra, and climb tip amongst lie- invalid fanev dogS. This 
;-. a Uttleshow itself, presided over by it- own peculiar 
interests, and the points of these pretty pete are just as 
fiercely contested by their Fair owners as are the points 

Of Ibc'bl IhoundS far away at the Other end of the hall. 

This is a pari of the show which i- a kind of purgatory 
to the reporter, The ladies watch his coining as the 

spider does Ihe fly, and when he walks into their parlor. 

(hen, oh my ! at one end ol a row ol cages he is caught 

by Mrs. B. who breeds the same dogs and is at daggers 

drawnwitb Lady C. Mrs. B. has been fortunate to-day 

ami she is deli-hied with the judging. 

■ I lodsoii did quite right in putting me fust 2" she says. 
ol,'; decidedly,' 1 saya the reporter: -it was a wall; 

■ •v. ;■ |. r \ oil." 

•■ And isn't Poppets looking charming V 

■ Oh, delightful ! " replies the reported. 

And what do ymi think thai nasty. Spiteful old thing. 
I.nly C, has I "-en' saying'.'' asks Mrs. B, 

I tinm. I'm sun- : she Would say anything." 
•• Well, she's gone and told everybody that Hodson 

never Looked al Ihe dog, but nearly all the time at me." 
■Why," Bays the reporter, "such audacity I never 

heard ! llodson look at a woman ! Why he never looked 

at a woman in tin.' ring in his life." 

Pul while he says so the reporter has to bite his lip 

vengefidlv to keep 'hack the laugh. 

Hardly has he escaped the clutches of Mrs. B. before 
he is hooked by Lady C. she has been crying, 

■ | lid you ever See Such judging in vour lifer"; she asks. 

"Shameful '■" saV B lll( ' reporter. 

"My Topsev to be beaten by a wretched thing like 

Poppets, ■lust look at the little love." 

"Sweet wee Tops,.y." says the reporter; "dear little 


"Did you notice what awful ears Mrs. li. has?" 

-Oh: shocking," says the reporter. (X. P. — Mind it 
is Mis. B.'sdog, not herself, that is referred to.) 
■ And she'- quite mangy about the forearms." 

■• v es, indeed. " the reporter says. 

•Oh: but,'' says Lady C., as she screws away a tear 
with the corner of an embroidered kerchief, "I could 

have forgiven all that, but did you observe haw Poppets 
carried her tail Goedon Stables, M.I),, R.X. 


iii.i.awauk Cut, Dei., .hnii-;:. 1879. 
Editor Forest and Stream.: — 

In the Chicago Field of May 84, 1879, 1 noticed a Letter 
ironi '• Badger,'?' entitled "-Retrieving," in which he ad- 
vocates the use of "force" when tile dog refuses to be 
persuaded, lie asks, ■• What course would the advocate's 
of the ooaxing system lake in such a case V What would 
■ Mr. Killbird' d.'.'.-" 

In the issue of June 1 I. of the same paper. Kit Killbird 
says. "The fact of my believing that Badger never broke 
a (log in his life, nor owned perhaps not more than two 
or three, is sufficient in itself for foregoing any lengthy 
diBCUSSion with him on the subject of dog-breaking." 
Ih.u nicely he would slip around tin' corner and away 
from the argument. Bui. Kit. this won't do. In one of 
vour letters on the "spike collar'' you tried the same 

lodge. 1 refer to tl 
" Signal:" " Did li 
repeatedly j and on 

stance that occurre 
get him to resume 
Well. / object to tlu 

,.._ li . .I'll. ,, v ,.,■' 

Suffice it to sav. he 
before." / 
logic in tb 
own side Of the .pa- 
th, advocate of the 
theory. You say. " 
spike' and not my o' 
that you give no or;/ 
Bui who ever bean 
sides? Would it do 
ph W ill not ir 



0, hrii 


Kit. ( 

spike defends 

We ai 
,n tin 

t b 


I my 


II bet 

! cut 


i the 

s it 



Of tilt 

' It is plS 

VOT ot your own theory. 

igunieni which had not two 
y to Mr. Edison, " Your tele- 

.riunds. no matter how many 

learned men of the eloetric profession haveseeu, heard 

and used it successfully for that purpose: no matter if 
the .bus proiiotinee il a success— J say it won't do 

its work, -it doesnot attaifj all the ends'. perfect 

its work tin your letter April 30, l*i>\ "a doe j rl every 
branch of tuition "i in every branch which he mid its 
other advocates claim for il (your own words touching 
the spike collar). I have a way of my own which will 
and does do it successfully." flow do' you do it ': You 

answer - 1 object to the question. Suffice it to aay, I 

can and did do it." 

Now. in the name of common sense, is this argument — is 
it reason— is it common sense? Now. Kit, don'l you get 
yourlurup. and -cuss," for I give you my word I won't 
ou back. Let us get at the matter systematic- 
all? You say the spike collar wow'* do what is claimed 

for it. I say it will! You hav ade a statt •■ 

so have 1. Prove tie- truth of yours, and so will 1 of 
mine. 1 hereby challenge you to send me a setter Or 
pointer dog, no' matter what' his age is, provided he has 

full II e-oJ his linibs and head, is no! blind or deaf, that I 
cannot teach I" retrieve bv use of the spike collar, and 
that without drawit of blood. I will agree te 

send von one or a dozen dogs which you cannot teach to 
retrieve without u-inv [one. You to forfeit si 100 if volt 
fail with j our system, and I will forfeit $100 il' 1 fail with 
in v svsloin. One-half the amount to be deposited with 
the editor of Forest and STREAM by each of us. and as 
soon as you please. Put up, or " close" up. Now, don't 

think that t prefer force to persuasion— not by any 

lneans. If a dog can, by a reasnoa.hle amount of per- 
suasion, be induced to do' your bidding promptly, that is 
all you want; but. if he 'won't? Ah, there's the rub! 
If he won't . now what are you going to do about it ? Oh. 
Kit, I .on afraid you will take that spike collar off that 
nail a.ud make him do it. Or will you, as you suggest in 

oi f your letters, wait until he is'more ili the humor of 

obeying:' Methinks it would be very gratifying to take a 
friend out hunting, and if the dogs did not feel inclined 
to bun; satisfactorily, make your friend wait until an- 
other day when vour dogs arc. in Ihe humor of doing 
your bidding. I will not argue (?) in your style, as you 

■ I p. akin ■■ c those ■pioneer breakers" who speak 

for the spike collar ; " I'll be ratted if I believe anything 
they say. and 1 am (list going to say ipu'ts and got 
away." I will say that 1 do believe you can do what yOU 
say. but how? Prove H '. I'ro-.c that you can break the | 

si stubborn and headstrong dog that can be produced, 

by persuasion without force, and that I cannot break the 
same dog with the spike collar, and it will not take me 
long to acknowledge the superiority of your system. 

■• I inwer dispatched a line to your journal touching 
Upon the art of handling the tlog, that was not prompted 
by a sense of duty."— Kit Killbihii in Oh imffo Field, June 

i 'I, I^TU, 

Now. friend Kill inf. if you have a secret locked 
within your bosom, which enables you, by a mysterious 
means unknown to your brother sportsman. 

stubborn, headstrong or vicious doe t ,, tetrtevi 
uiihout using force, "it is vour bounden du 
moterof the interests of field sports, to disch 

thousands of sportsmen who would gladly rec 

•• Ye advocates of the spike collar are continually 
harping on the whip, the whip, the whip, just as if a man 
couldn't own a whip without handling it with the instinct 
of a brute."— "Kit Killirh. in Chieuyn /•';<>/</. April 2b, 

teach a 
3 as a pro- 
se it to the 

.lust so. Mr. Killbird, with thesj 

ike colla 

r. Is it neces- 

sary to bang vour dog by the n( 

>ek to a 

gate post just 

because von have a piece of ro 

ur possession .' 

YOU would have people believe th 

it every 

man who uses 

a spike collar is a brute. We do , 

ol rule 

by force alone. 

but by a judicious blending of foi 

ce and 

leisuasion — we 

caress our dog while we tell him 

he max 

. And I defy 

you to lind greater affection oxis 

ing bet 

ween man and 

dog than exists between myeeli 
father punish his son for disobed 

dogs. Hoes a 

an brutal and 

selfish motives? Is it kindness to 

card a < 

hild to enforce 

obedience onlv when il pleases tl 

e child? 

For instance, 

"Johnny, go to school, and I'll 

;ive yoi 

-on,, candy." 

"All right, sir, we've got 

go." Next day, "Papa, 1 
cannot go swimming to-i 
you some candy." "I do: 
"go swimming," and away 1 
parent who loves 
depend upon his 

-el I next time 

Won't he lake d 
birch) and with 

nt i 


. but I 

d send it flying to the wii 
• Kit Killhud's Dog Path 

may answer very well for 

to-day. and Til 

naming?" You 

)1, and' I'll give 

idy : I'd rather 

. what will the 

do— let him go this time, and 

being more in the humor of going to 

■ Not by a good long shot-will he? 

mn his spike collar (in the shape of a 

it persuade him that he must obey. 

iot sav •■ bosh.'' and slip around the 

ht up to the ■' scratch." and 

vill completely shatter mine. 


Id. 1 
education has been neglected, ■ 
quire severe remedies.' 

to Success," page 23 : — " It 

d-headed dogs, whose 

'here severe . 

does this tally with the 
nt that " it does not attain all the ends which its 

claim for it?" Tl 
irk; " I know I rub the gra 

no,, me the use of the spi 

writing your book you had uevei 
grounds of experience," when you 
nail, and would not put it on your 

lift v dollars in gold.-' "One little 
(wit), arid he can't hav, 
like it': 1 fear you bin 
compass, and with a lit 

sbto if 


;e is a light-house 

edness. btlt 1 wo. 


, tell Ihespol-tsme 

i page 84 of the same 

a few trainers when I 

liar upon voting dogs, 

■ighi of opinion irhcn 

m [mj Italics again]." 

vhen up to the date of 

i- used oner "On the 

"hung the collar on a 

Brunette's' neck for 

Kit' lias lost his mil 

Now, doesn't it look 

nched your hark without a 

hted captain at the wheel, 
standing ready to help you 
only admit that the light- 
■i a passing i es.-el. Throw 

i ;„< 

so. Mr. Killbird ; by its use tb, 

the highest degree,,;' , 

time. ' 1 knew von thought so, ; 

say so. "Tell the truth and 

those who have used it t. 

..I I'r. 

ii is 

possible.'^ Just 
n be brought to 
shortest possible 
;lad to hear you 
,-ry for names of 
i testimony from 
ion. Here ar 

few of the dogs :— Sanborn's Nellie Horace Gause's I Wil- 
mington. Del. i fire Ph and Kelpie : t ollender's Kory 
O'Moore. Barges' Bufus, cured of gnu shyness: M. Yon 
i 'ulin's Queen, Duke 2d. Duchess 2d, Old imported Duke: 
M. Von Culm's two Bismarck dogs, Count and Mack ; 
Sand. Vrnistrong's (Del. City) Bismarck dog, Sam : Wm. 
\. Price's (Del. City) Scott ; Geo. A. Clark's (Del. City, 
Del., P. M.) Mack, 'and a host of others. If Tut: Forest 
iNH Sthkam gives the space, will send testimonials SUffi- 
eienl to fill your pages in solid agate, or by applying bo the 
inventor a printed list will be sent to any sportsman. 
1 did leu intend taking up so much valuable space in 

your columns when I started,! iach nine l refer to 

Mr. Killbinl's letters " another point appeaas upon my 
spike collar, until from sheer fear that Kit will invent a 
collar with more spikes on than Von Culm's, 1 must 
stop. M. Vox Culin. 



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Sept. 0-D... 

BSpt ii Bevcrij y C Rej 

Sept- 8— Boston 5 I ■nil 

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$f, Y. r. i". will appear in next issue, 


\nmai. ori be, .in.v 86 TO -i ■■• 3 
In obedience to orders from Coin. Latham A. Fish, the 
yaehteof the Atlautic Y C. collected oft Wuitestone, L. 
I., July 26, preparatory to Bailing in squadron on the 
usual annua! cruise to the Eastward, Thefleel got under- 
lay in a heavy rainstorm and brisk wind, all hands 



ised s< 

and j, 
1. whi< 

wind si. 


beld ahoard the Ha 
a oi Rev. gentleme 


making harbor for the night in Gli 
were iheir anchors down ilian the 
and came out a living gale from ili< 
Ih-L. veering on the chains. Tli 
next day, being Sunday, ilie ileei 
until the afternoon noservice beih 
ship in spite of the liberal alrowar 
the club is blessed with, The Heel comprised these] 
jars Amies, 60 ft.. Com. L, A. Fish ; Atlanta, 93 ft.. YY. R. 
Verniilxe ; Peerless, 73 f.1 . •). Ii. Maxwell; Petrel, 68 ft,, 
S. L, Husted. Jr. : Vision, (>() ft.. G. O. Seeley ; and 
Triton. 6H ft., G. A. Thayer ; also the sloops Orion, 54 ft., 
"Vice-Coin. W. Cooper; Soiii, . 52 ft,, 11. K. Dole; I'inih- 
T. A. Howell: SteUa, If. II. Hodgins ; Winsome, ii ft., 
Eear Com. A. Morton j Dolphin, 5J ft.. J. \V. Cooper : and 
the Dai,<!/. The sloop Grade, formerly belonging to Mr. 
Waller, and which has been purchased by Mr. C. Flint, 
had come around from Wnitestone with the! but did 
not join as a regular in the cruise. The light westerly 
breeze was too much oven for the most devout, and so a 
little after noon the whole fleet got underway for Black 
Bock on the Connecticut shore. Triton however sailed 
for Cow Bay and Grade put in at Norwalb Island, Ii 
was a good sailing breeze all the way-across and light 
Canvas was in requisition. Barring a little lulling busi- 
ness between Stella ami Peerless and the latter and Mr. 
Vermilye's big schooner, nothing of note occurred. The 
Orion led the fleet almost as a matter of course : Dolphin 
gpd Stella both showed np "well, The squadron came io 
off the George Hotel. 

«7i%28.— Al 6.30 a.m. the preparatory gun from Che 
Commodore roused out all hands to make sail for New- 
London, and shortly afterwards Winsome and Stella were 
under weigh, followed a little after by the first class craft. 
The wind was very I 
her big main topmas 

1, and Peerless got up 
a, Orion and Dolphin 
•e content with work- 
"itli her balloons, soon 
id boomed out, which 
light airs coming off 
ili somewhat modest 
reputation, but it was 

uck in fr the east- 

a five knot, gait and 
.ondon with a tack or 
w Haven hail 

vachtsgol away a littleafter n \.m. After some tedious 

healing out of the river, a smart breeze was struck out- 
side, which soon died away. At L.-30 P.M. a solid sea 

breeze from I In S. fetched across the sound, ami I he , lay's 

work began, V.fter an horn- I 
breeze did not hold, bnl BMppi 
usual in such cases, all hands 
some ■• Working schooner aw a 
a cracking breesse," and sure enough, th< 
BTS turned up as sure as fate. Tin 
with a hone in their teeth, before a ! 
ward of Gull Island. So lor the sla 

Daisy, Pirate, Agnes, and Winsc 
speed they could in the baffling wu 
however, still held their course for me puasage ueiwetm 
Gulland Plum [slatuls, bnl with very seam air. Agnes 
shook Ptrateaftera hii of luffing, and followed the lead- 
ers for the wind, l>,,l/,l,iii and IWrle** struck inlo '■ the 

race," and away thej weni to leeward like a kite with her 
cable snapped.' The rest soon followed suit, excepting 
Vision, -who hardened in for the Pann Island ohann ' 

ick changed ; 

' al tin 

ep. their 
on to ' 

5. W. wind 

nt Dolphii 

. as i he 

38. A- 

led for 

o. will. 


ith what 
ml Stella, 

Once through 

Gut on Long Isla 

direction, all h.-m 

ami bug Lon ; I'- 
ll,,, low,, ofGree 
em Dassaereof thf 


ictlt : 

, fetch 

U3V h:\\ 

:,y into port, the i 

■amc loal lih. Dm. 

through the " Gut," dropped ai 

lili. Mm.: Dolphin. 7h. 32ra., / 

■mi from the 
■e in . 

Gardiner's Kin 
B anchorage oft 

osen the west- 
ai.l and showed 

ringing up the 
having worked 
i. L8m.; Stella, 

7h. 11 

the /-:/,• 

mark;, I 

larger s! 
Style u] 


under V 

wind ii 

and mi- 

,vhal Ih, 

Pirate, ai 
beal up il 

.1 Dai 
e harb 
of Ells 


. follov 


ith ih, 

cl In 

1,1 io V 



hag Lshi] 

, little after davh 
ice more hound f 
iS, W. The. c 
idinei's Bay, i 
The sloo| 

: ,pper -Joe 
mi the lot, 


ill's models, shown,", her re- 

idedness by holding all the 
and w ea.thering in fine 
is Ni-antic. 

lai the squadrou was 

Newport, with a light 

■aft tailed down the harbor 

taking by slants and flukes 

i, of the Brooklyn Y. 

,1c t 
niles. whereupon -h, 

louii'l for New Londi 

■ailed all hands, ami I 
liei ponderous hook. Ir 

Eltwortb at the wheel, under-, 

Hid did so in ., short n\o of |,.,i 
hauled her wind for Plum Gut, 
i. The r. s. schoolship Saratoga 

the merry nine of the life catted 

■■i topsails, shook out royals 

ami tcnpgailanl sails, then squared away after the H 

Tn theiiiikl breeze, which held bretty steady all day. 
Uneventful run Was made to New poll, the American 

Gowes, ami snug berths w ere picked up inside the break- 
water during the evening hours. The next day w ;( .s 
quietly passed al anchor. 

•I i._in response to the i 
Eawes, of the New Bedford Y. 

pt tl 

c New 




club topsails to 


>rk \ 

dead to' 

1 tl, 



i 111, 

up. The dull 
power fog-horn, down to the p, 
eeonomv and a disregard for sal el 
tute, was in order till the hell of II 
persa chance intake fcheirdepartu 
in the tide set then all msho, 
Point, Orion In the lead, had b 

■dial Invitation of * lorn. 
it was resolved to sail 

hospitalities tendered. 
1:30 a.m. The ebb and 
nit of the harbor after 
ithonl doing damage. 

u's Reef tight-snip the 
Snick foff settling down 
ind picking 

illation fool 


■ skip- 
easterly sweep 
IV Saughcomiel 
• the 

gth of tin 

ny lish-ho, 
■ iigh't'-sl'iip 

, lull' sharp to 
followed \,\ 




. the slo 


course, t< 

order. Stella having doubled up her iron spreader w 

obliged to shift to a working topsail. After the Hen and 
Chickens light-ship was put astern, helms were put up 
and sheets eased, the schooners ,-„„,n„g wing and wing. 
Though headed al limes, the smart Orion, from the 

■•blind-man's'' yard retained the lead of big and little. 
When nearing the Dumpling light the dense fog lifted, 
and a very fine spectacle was presented by the fleet asthey 
sailed up the harbor for the old whaling town, In close 
order with the wind dead aft. Nearing Clark's Point 
booms had to he jibed ovei for the final si retch of tl 

N. Th 

i the 

which Wl 
Bra.; Pin 
10m, 30s 
2h, 80m.: 

set club topsails, 
ing sails. Peerless, al 
had a telling big one i 
caught all there was 
the Connecticut shoi 
rig, was not upholdin 

mast for a time, a bn 
ward which sen, ale: 

promised to whisl< th 
two off shore for mc 

passed at II A.M. .After a smart sail, in whi, 
ones began to feel their bearings, the wind aga 
awayand Orion, still in the van, began drjft 
once more. A s, ait in-rly breeze off the Long Is 
again lifted the fleet oul of quandary and sent I 
to the Cornfield, which they passedataerjmnin 
scuppers awash. Orion cut inside the ii>_'ht. 
and Pet bnteide conrse. Mr. Mas 

on well to the big schooner in spite of the lattt 
good whole sail breeze. When near Plum Gut, the sloop 
Imperia^ 46 ft., Mr, C. F. Pierce, lately from 
joined the fleet. Orion had, as a matter of 
give way to Atalanta in the stiffish breeze, and i 
took the lead until the Harriotts Reef light-ship was mane. 
Here the wind played the squadron the usual trick it does 
in tiii j latitude, by completely dying out, leaving the 
yachts a tedious job of it to work their way up the har- 
bor. All except' the. Atalanta went up to the city, the 
li oajning off tfc PequotHouso. Fireworks, illumi- 

nations, etc., took place in the evening. 

July 29. — As ii . run from New . 

Greenport a lat 

ards a chance to fill up " with ice and fresh provisions, 
which can always be had in abundance at low rates in 

arte N- 

nded th 

... . Mr. Nyeof the N. B. Y. G, came out to 
visitors and escort ih.em in to the anchorage. 

5 reached as under; OaAon, Lh.56ni.; Genia, 2h. 
t'e 2b. 8m. 80b.j Agnes, 2b. w*o.: Atalanta, 2h. 
• Stella, 2h. 12m.; Winsom, 3li. -.'Tin.: Vision, 
in. 39m. j Daisy, 2h. 50m. Theelub.was 
1 by Com. Hawes, and a reception took place in 
ng at the club house. Here we may say that the 
spitality of Corn. II: 
w Bedford a nest , 

• fullv 

ul.r. -stiiigcity. am 
unds, ami manv 

•h is the far I el 

nake New Bedford 

tes hi 

is ex- 

g har- 

W'esi and K.asl ( 'hops were passcl in succession, and the 
yaclits (inallv come to an anchor off Oak Bluffs after a 
\,ia pleasant day's sail, m the following order: Atalanta, 
j I , . ?r. i , i . p.m.; Amies, 2h. I'mi. 30s.; Pirate, 3h. 3m.; 
Stella, 3h. 12ra.; Vision, 3h. 14m.; Genia, 3h, 17m., and 
Daisy, Hi. Daisy was unfortunate, for sla- ■ arried away 
Upmost shrouds and parted her mainaheet, something 
which lhcst,,n-lh of i he wind certainly did not warrant. 
Enpori ihe litiie boat Wind, Win. Peet, from New 
fork, was found, and she joined the squadron, This 
brought the cruise toa formal close, most of the yachts 
being obliged to return to the westward. The next day, 
August 3, the Stella, Pirate, /dmtes.and Vision got under 
waviu I he order named, hound for Block Island. II was 
•i nose ciider after hauling round the huov off the East 
1 in the windward work sizes ', began to tell, 



b-rl , 

, Stella 

id ' 

haulirig Pirate, when the wind fell lighter and gave the 

sloop a better chance, Stella e\ I well into Tarpaulin 

i love and go1 oul of the tide, for where she crossed tacks 
c she had planted herself well Io windward. 
Head un.le,- , he he. ihe sw.ll began to be felt 
i, .on, is again came to Ihe fore. As ii came on 
i; in the afternoon, dffnesboreupfoi Newport, 
,„.-, long before her example was followed by 
Dm yachts are ma Idled for an all day thrash 

with Pi 
With Gaj 

and the 9 

rather th 

and ii WH 

the sloop- 

to wind ward, either in model or in rig : so when ,t comes 

on to blow a hit. we always find il best to "cut and run. ' 

Whethei Vision made Block Island or not. we do not 
know, hill presume she too pul in somewhere for sun- 


West Brighton Yacht CitjB.— The union regatta oi- 

led July 31, and ih 

t, red -how how fasl these open match 

popular. Owing to light winds, howi 
mid. the hue in lime, which were sent 

from the s.uth : course from West Hugh 

bin's Reef huov. thence around fori Lam 
Shifting Live and dead ballast uufortuna 

f th, 

In the first class Bi 


hi.- yachts en- 
are becoming 
r. onlv seven 
IV in light airs 
i around Rdb- 
te and return, 
y did much to 
summary will 
ix'ze. C. Maim-, 
■cond class Hi 

i/iii ■(.!. II. Dilks). I 
n. healing linlhlozcr. l-\ Slodart. Co- 
ld Lizzie Von Naitie, < I, Van Name, 

SotJND. -The sloops Dcanc 
match July •- > -l over a course 

to Throgg's Neck buoy and 
ace twenty-eight miles, wind 

dving away, then variable- 


sailed a 

■r island 

ic. dii i 
ISt and 








H. M. S. 
2 M V\ 

1 52 t!i 

a 10 ;n 

1 «j 5fl 

1 Is 43 

I 49 22 

1 SO IS 

1 51 52 

2 2 51 

2 1 15 

2 18 31 

23 in 

und.iimi may i 



August*.— Ai 

.lei'or h 

A.M. Ori, hi sailed for Blook Island, ami 

me, while the Wm&ovu proposed etay- 

•d the Heel 


Ider Hi, 

id th 

- I'i 

id Petrc 
nide the gui 


■hooners Ag: 
te, Stella, Genia, and Dw%tbe 

Wit); a li-_hi southeasi breez 

,. The sloops got away Erom ii 
. . work of the harbor. Once outside, the 
went around to the S. W. and came out fresh. 1 
earned awa\ main topmast stay, and had to lull' a 
,,,,' a tackle to set it;up again. Tto mishap lost her mm-n 
time, and gave Ag nes a big start. Asoutneil> ' on ,! s ^ w '| ! j 
held across Buzzard s Bay w-ith sheets wf'll^aii. 

i^vaclof tbVebbftho^iffnes in iC lead, fofl, 
,.,,,/,' Stella '■'• ' '■-''"" ;,ncl Dais U' 

Sl« n the buoy off Payne Isl i had been fairly weatlv 

,V.l sheet. W(,e eased and balloons l,oo,,,e,l Out, the 

schooners trying M wing and wing AtalaMa was mak- 

id clap 

w-nien can always oe naa m anunaana- ax iu« ruiea in scliooneia nj""6 " " "*fc "*. ■=; , ...,,,. -n . 

New London. With a good breeze from the S, S.W. f fb! ith t* mn&i and van ahead of the 101 riv 

Pi, .1. II. Dilks, 
tnille, •). Phillip: 
I.aitci did not ii 

MAT! n ON l.t 
■.uulSo,,!,!-!, r.m 
fr,,,,, North Bn 
return, sail over 

light Iron, soi 

\Y,,n by the Get 
r.i-vii:i.', Y v in- 'i.t b, -The -I'.Mh regatta, the second 

eh pionship race of ihe season, of the Beverly Y. C. 

was Bailed Aug. Hh atBeverly, The Ariadne of the E. 
Y c was used h\ the judges, Messrs. < ico. P. Gardner and 
W. Lloyd Jeffries. Courses, the tegular triagular courses, 
g ,,,;;, ..- in arst class; 5 hi second and thud classes. 

Wind very light from ll as, al the start, lollowed by a 

dead calm, and later h\ a very lighl south-east air. winch 
only reached part of the Heel, leaving Clyde and Bhiebell 
h, an absolute calm. 

The lime was verv slow : first class had to complete ihe 
course in 3 h.. II m. ; second and third classes in 2 h.. 12 
m. The following is the summary :— 
riiisr , i ass, 

Winer Line. Time. 
Owner FT. in n. M. s 

Arthur Harness.. Sl„o|,. 25 « 2 55 2fi 

\\ in. D. seiner .. " Not limeil 
ia ... a . Dexter. .", " 

SKioxn , i. LSS. 
IMih-v P. (oiiiiL.h-. Cat. 18 I 

Peri ' .\-,ee-l Lee. . " 18 fi 

Kiln II. 1!. Hiehni-.L'pn. " IS II 

II,,., I, i, s. w. n„,,es. - inn 

,,,,' .r.ll. Mi,,,.!.. I.' 17" 

Nere„l J. F. Brown. " 1« 2 

num. CLASS. 

N„„, .it i'.s„eii,n, cat. 164 aa« | 

I'svelic It. L. Srai- . IT 2 37 82 - 

>i ,..,,„. ii i.' Sear- " 17 :! 'ii 1" ~ 

Krelie '"' II 'ol.l'- l' is ■ N '"' li ""'' 1 - 

Hlllel.ell.. < .,111. .1.11 li'-s ■• I'i 'I 

In the second class all except Hoiden and Peri crossed 
tl,,, |ine iili-r the five minutes were out. and had. their 
time taken from the end of the five minutes : Psyche, also 
owing to iin accident to her throat halyards lost fivomin- 

ulesat Ihe start. 

Boiden had carried away her large hollow mast a day 
or two before the nice, and had to use a small mast and 
sails The dead calm of the morning kept yachts from a 
distance out of the nice : Ariel would have taken second 
prize if she had crossed the home line. 

The prizes were given as follows :- 1st class, 1st prize. 
Foucl-.oii °<l das'; 1st prize, luinri/: 3d class, 1st prize. 

Nora; 2d class, 2d prize.Pcn'j 3d das-. 2d prize. Psyche. 

Fanehon takes Che pennant in hei class for thesecond 
time and consequent^ holds it; in ihe second and third 
class PViuwand .Yore mice pennants, tieing with Hoiden 
and Rwflfte Reef Point. 

The open' regatta of thisclub will bo sailed off Swamp- 

seott. An-. 23d, al noon. Il will he the fiftieth regatta 

£ the club, and is ope,, to all yachts not over 40 ft. 
water line. Prizes in cadi, ranging from *2o to , So. 
Second. Ihird. and fourth prizes, only if three, lour, live, 
,,r more Miehis start. Olub time allowance ; start flying; 
If weather unfavorable, th,- races will be sailed the fol- 

Utag Monday. Classes: sch iers front 81 ... -lu ft in 

special class: ,ir,i class, for sloops and cate,S8 to 10 tl. 
water line; second class.21 ft, to 2S H. : third class 1. 
,■ to 21 ft. r fourth class, undei 17 ft. In second class, 
separate prizes to centre-boards and keels. No shifting 
|,-dl-,st and limited crews. Kntries free, io he made be- 
f ore ■> p.m., \ii". -"-'I- ; " , '" 1 "- u '- [Al >y ] •'dVries,_78 
|>e\ -oii-hirc SI., l'.osloii. from whom further informal, on 
can Im obtained, 

1-a vker Htu. Yacht GLfB.— The eleventh annual re- 

I .-ana of tliis club was sailed August 4 in Boston Harbor. 

: Wind Light from southeast, shifting to southwest. Course 

L— .From judges' boat off Long Island wharf , out Broad 

, fog whistle on the tiortheasl ledge off the 

. ou bhe Starboard, Greert Island on the starboard, 

Shagg Rock- on the starboard, Loved'- Island and Sound 

Point is -con on the starboard, George's Island, GaBops 

Island. Nis-o's Mate buoy oil the port, tojudges boat : dts- 

,.,.,,., fchfateen miles. Won OS utihe, Bond, beating An- 

iii, 1/ . Tohnan. ( 7c,e /.'.. Thomas. /.',■- Ili< nil . Musgrave, 

'tie (Morris). 



NAHASSET V.viiv Club. -Tim twelfth regular regatta 
Of this club was sailed off Nahnnt July 19. Open I" 
yachteutidi sailing length. Krai A 

"twenty-tv ,-ond class eighteen 10 nvnitf-nv.. 

feet, third class under eighteen feet. Wind sWfcdy from 
Course.— First -and second classes, from judge.-.' yacht, 

leaving Red Buoy No. 2. off Winthrop Head on port hand. 
tog buoy off the Graves on port hand, to judges' yacht— 
ten miles. Third class, from judges' yacht, leaving Red 
BttOJ No. '2 oil' Winthrop Head on port hand, to judges' 
y»Oht— seven miles. 

Judges.— Messrs. Sand Hammond, Tucker Belaud. El- 
liot Hubbard, "W. Y. Peters. II. Brvant,, W. D. Bodges 

and J. P. Hawes. Judges' yacht, the Addie Voorhis. 

First rUss— Muriel, C. G. Wedd; Waif, King & (lark-. 
•iiey. P. Grant, Jr.: lloiden. U. W. Bur- 

g'css; Pen g Lee; Josfe, 0. H. M'mot. Jr.; Neried, 

Brown , Alga, C. W. Longfellow ; Thisbe, Litch- 
field. Third class— : Psyche, R. D. Sears; Avis, W. 0. 
Haskell, First were taken by Muriel, Hoiden and 
Psyche, and seeond prise by Fauci/. No second prizes to 
Other Classes, there not being three starters, as required. 
The annual dinner in Ta It's Hotel was then partaken of 

by members of the club, 

Boston BlpSQUITO Flekt.— The third regatta of this 
club "assailed off City Point July 18 with the following 

result :— 

_ , KrusTloxAss. lime. 

Yacht. n . M. s. 

JPOtf .1 (HI X, 

I I f 04 04 

Nettto 1 07 80 



There were two money prizes in the first class, one in 

the see I class and one in the third elass. 

South Huston Yacht Club.— The moonlight regatta 




: She 

pf this club turned out a complete success. It \ 

Jtdy 89, off City Point. Course, from judges" 

Pasture Bay Buoy (C), leaving it on the port. 

7. off Fort Independence, leaving if on the pc 

iug to windward of the judges' l'« ..-u. distann 

Most yachts had ladies on hoard and canvas bi 

The result is appended: Violetta,J. T. Larm 

30 8.; Lydia Adams. H. Davenport, Ih. 80m. 

roc/,-, M. J. Priscoll. ih. 88m. 32s.; Fearless, 4. Kidd, lh. 

24m. 33s.; Posie, H. J. McKee, lh. •>'> m. 22s. : Whilewine/, 

Charnock Bros., lh. 38m. 40b.; Annie, g. Martin, ih. 89m. 

896,j Nettie, W. II. Nicholson, lh. 30m. 2s.: Veronica. S. 

Chamberlain, lh, 31m. 58s.; Warn, D. Wallis, 1 h. 33m. 

37s.; Wave Crest. VV . H, Prvor. ih. 34m. 42s.; Echo. W. 

W, Keith, lh. 3 r n rA-, R. H. Hamilton lb 

3Bm. 9s.; Eugenia, C. West, lh. 40m.; Water Witch, H, 

Hutehins. lh, 41m. 21s.; Belle. Pi. Disbrow ; Champion. 
M, J, Drisooll, ami Chiquila. M. Colburn, did not finish. 

Havhrhui, Yacht Cub.— The champion flag of the 
club was sailed for July 19 over a course from the city to 
Groveland Bridge and "return, six miles, Starters : — Pin- 
ajorr, Simonds, Twilight, Meadowerafl; Josie. J.. Jutras ; 
Linnie. May. Reid ; Hornet, Doane : Abbie M.. Harris. 
. Tuxbury. and Empress. Twilight won in lh; 
11m. 13s. 

PROVINCETOWN Yacht Club.— The second annual un- 
ion regatta of this club was sailed Julv 24 i n Frovincelowu 
harbor, open to all yachts. Wind light and first and sec- 
. mi: 4.-s-.i - isiii il I- linish within the time set. Course 
for third class, eight miles. Entries : Sam Weller, Era 
Mai/, Pinafore. Blanche, and Centenary. Won by the 
Welter, the rest in their order named, 

New Bedford Yacht Club.— The first race for the 
challenge cup presented by Com. Hawes of the N. B. Y. 
C. was sailed in New Bedford harbor, July 24. Course, 
from the judge's boat, anchored south of Eleven Foot 
Bank Buoy, leaving Black Rock on port. Push Buoy on 
starboard. Great Ledge Buoy on starboard, rounding 
Wilkes' Ledge Buoy, lea\ Lug it on starboard, leaving 
Dumpling Light on port. Butler's Flat Buoy on po rt, thence 
to starting line— distance, fifteen miles. Judges : Messrs. 
David A. Caldwell. Oreo. R. (bay, Arthur Carmmiugs and 
Job Ahny. Wind variable, and topsails were set all 
around, the Oleum being the only boat without one. The 
buoy was rounded by the Pointer first, followed by Addie, 
Olarise, and Paagne, The winning line was passed by 

Pointer, With a lead Of 6m, 80b„ Addie next, and 1'asqiie 

third. After applying time allowance, the race was 
awarded to Basque, a nnw Brooldyn-bnill sloop. The 
following is a summary : 

Sailing Lengths. Actual Time'. Corrected Time 
ft. ex. n. jr. s. a, m. s. 


Pointer - 

Hi ."" ■ IK IH 

QtmtOY Yacht Club.— The second of fcheseriesof cham- 

tlionship races Of this club was sailed off Quiiicy 1 1 rent 
Hill, July 84. Wind light from east. Courses : for first 
and second classes from judges' boat, off Mear's Hotel, to 
t ween Buinlan Islandand Downer Land- 
ing, leaving it on the port ; thence leaving Sheep Island 
on the port to buoy on Channel Rock, leaving it on star- 
board, thence leaving Racoon Island on the port to judges' 
yacht. Third class, from judges boat to red buov men- 
tioned, leaving if on the port, to buoy off Hull, leaving it 
on the port, leaving Sheep Island on the port, to the judges' 
mors in first class. Muriel, C. S. Weld ;' Foil,,, 
J. F. Shepani : Attie, A. S. Wattles ; Waif, A. J. Clarke. 
Seeond class. Wild/ire, H, A. Keith; Elf. W. P. Barker; 
Thistle, W, II. Litchfield : Dream, C. Barnard ; Glance, 
— Knight ; Fancy. P, Grant, jr. Third class. Dandelion, 
J, GJ. Adams; Rochet. B. F. Bass : Imp. G. C. Adams: 
Nattie, W. H. Nicholson ; Dolly Varden. A. B. Cleverly : 
Zip, G. W. Martin, and Elmer, P. Chubbuek. In lirst 
class. Muriel and Folly won. In second class. Wildfire 
and Elf; the Fancy, though leading, being disqualified 
for turning wrong buoy, fu third class, Dee 
Rocket take prizes, The Elmer did not finish, 


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3 41) 45 


3 s.l 34 

8 IS 31 


g 00 S3 

■: r.i 50 


S 36 38 

2 52 23 


1 n: ,:i 

•-' 53 OS 


8 fill fit! 

:: 54 3( 


3 13 59 

8 51 55 


3 11 « 

3 57 29 

I J 

;i 07 08 
3 17 00 

3 51) in 
3 II 31 

Dorchester Yacht cli.i;,— The fiftieth regatta of this 
Club was sailed July 27, off Commercial l'..iel„ Weather, 
thick and rainy, wind fresh from north-east. Courses: 
for first class, the Sculpin Ledge course, nine and a half 

miles, and for third and lourH -C--. I he Half-tide Bock 

course, seven miles." In the I Fairy O. A, 

Perkins, won, beating Volante. G. S, Rice. In first class 
centreboards. Fanelwn. A, 1-; ■ n, beating Waif, 

Kiug and Clarke. In third class centre boards, Dream, I '. 
Brainard. won. beating Curlew. (1. H. L. Sharp, and Hoi- 
den, S. W. Burgess. In lotirtb class centre boar, , 
B, F. Bass, won, beating Nettie, W. II. Nicholson 

Nkwhijryport Yacht Club,— The first annual union 
regatta under the auspices of this club was sailed July 26 
in thick weather and fresh wind from northeast. The 
first and second class yachts were not started, as the water 
i ' id the sailing directions did not seem to 
be clear. In third class Krlurnh. B. C. Davis, won, beat- 
ing jXell, C. W. Cooke, and Gazelle, J. H, Walton. In 
fourth class Psyche, Jar. Whitehall, won. beating Maud, 
S. Lowell. The first and second classes rcsailod July 88 
in foggy but light weather. The stake-boat, did not go 
out but anchored off the bar. thereby shortening the 
course six miles or more. In first class Lizzie Warner 
won, beating Bohemian a,nd Dauntless, in second class 
Cli/tie won, beating Hard Times and Blanche. 

South OAMDBH Yacht— This club sailed a race 
July 88 from Kaiehn's Point to Chester buoy and return. 
Starters .-—first class— Guam], Sehuek and Feeney, of the 
South Camden Club: Xorcross. Cohdl and Holland, at 
the Cooper's Point Club, and the Viola, no club. Second 
class— Espen, Anna and Ashton. of the South lYmiden 
Club; Eutwislle and Moore, of the Philadelphia Club: 
Sparks, of the Southward club. Third class— Pooley and 
Couklin. of the South Camden Club, and BiddeU, of the 
Philadelphia Club. Gnanq went to the front off Glouces- 
ter, with Cohitl and Feeney hunting her close. The buov 
was rounded with Anna in the lead, followed by Guana, 
Feeney and G m ill olose together. After a sharp squall 
the wind died oul and the race became tedious, men 

being sent ashore at the Block House to lighten up the 

boats. Qnang finally won the first prize, Sparks the 
second and Booley the third. 

M cti h Race. — The yachts Mitchell and Ledyard sailed 
a match July 28 on the Delaware over the Chester course. 
MUcliell capsized in a squab" and the prize went to the 

Match on the Delaware.— In a sweepstakes race 
from Allen's wharf, Philadelphia, to Chester buov ami 
return, .ltd v 21. wind fresh from southwest, the I). H. 
SjcJm/ler beat the fhos. Ledyard, Ilamj Moore, Wm, 
Dission. II. S. Flick, Amos Jones, Alfred Rust, Hugh 
Boi/le. IT". S. Donr/lass. Jas. Mitehell and Geo. S. Camp- 
bell, in the order named. The latter did not finish. 

Racing oh nu; Potomac},— In a light breeze July n. 
over*a sixteen-mile course from Ninth street to Fort Foote 
and return, the Sea Foam. Clarvoe, beat the Goodeuouyh, 
Ravnor, Hurkaway, Vaux, Hawkers [Thomas, and 
Harry Hall. The latter capsized in a collison at the start. 

Southwabk vs. Phjladei.i'HI a Yacht Club.— A very 
interesting race was sailed between selected tuckups of 
these two chilis from Kensington Water Works wharf to 
Chester buoy and ret urn. Eleven boats entered for the 
contest, as follows : 

Southwark Club— Douglass. Boi/le. Ledyard. Campbell, 
and the double-ender Mitchell. 

Of the Philadelphia Club there were entered : Schuyler, 
Jones, Rush, More, Flick, and Disstou. The boats de- 
posited ten dollars each: the winner was to receive the 
whole sum. 

The boats were started at 9:30 A. M., with the last of 
the ebb. The Mitrlall took the lead, followed by the 
Ledi/ard. with the balance of the licet prettv well bunched 
together, hoille carried awav hen- throat-halhard bloek, 
and the Jones' also broke down. The wind was blowing 
fresh from the southwest, and it was a •'long leg and a 
short one," 

The boats of the Southwark Club seemed to know but 

si' to sail (along Jersey shore) and, although there 

was more wind upon the Pennsylvania shore, they kept 

on, down towards Billingsport, the Mitchell still leading. 

liyler worked the shore down by short stretches, 

keeping out of the strong lideway until she. made Hog 

Island^ then, crossin- to Maiden's Island, worked the 
slack water down along Tinicnm, and went for the buoy, 
The balance of the fleet worked along Jersey shore. The 
boats rounded the bony as follows: Schuyler, 3:TU : 
Campbell. 2:30A; Douglass, 2:3s'; Ledi/ard, 2:3*}; Mitch- 
ell. 2:3!)i : Moore, 2:45J ; Rush, 2:4s 

On the home run the boats had the wind and tide in 
their favor, and made good time. The Schuyler had a 
lead of about a mile, followed by the Campbell : this dis- 
tance was gradually lessened by the latter until Glouces- 
ter was reached, when the Campbell capsized, and left 
the Schuyler without any competitor to sp i -a 1, ! 
rounded the home-stake "boat at 4:54 and takes the money. 

,| a: IN LOUISIANA.— Over a triangular course of live 
miles, sail three times over. Julv 19, in a voimg gale which 
moderated considerably, the Maggie. Brewster, beat the 
Jimiata, Israel, and Gijn'-ei/. Magmnis. Latter _ lip 

after first round. Over thesame course July 18 the Emily 
A. J. Lueich. heal, the AWi'c. P. Lucieh. and Mathilda. 
S. ,1. Bosetta. Latter carried away some gear and the 
Emma spilled her crew at the start.' 

OOONOMOWOO (Wis.) Yacht Club.— A new organiza- 
tion under this euphonious name sailed its first regular 
regatta on Lac La Belle. Wis., July IS). Course ten miles 
and wind variable. Mystic won. beating Buda, Bear/, 
Sortie, Magic and JVautilns. 

JBBSEy CITS I iAHOE I tUB.— The Jersey City Canoe Club 
regatta occurs August 2N off the Idle Hour, a summer re- 
sort on New York Bay, a few minutes walk from Pam- 
rapo, a station on the Central Railroad of New Jersey. 
All canoeists arc invited to participate, Can «vill ! 

i, to two classes— sailing and paddling. The Rob 
AVi/s and similar models comprise the elass of paddling 

the Shadow, Nautiltis, and Herald the class of 
sailing canoes. There will be a sailing and paddling race 
for each class, The prizes will consist of gold and silver 
medals. The regulations will be substantially I 
erning the Btaten Island and Lake George regattas. The 
times of starting are: Sailing race, of class Of Bailing 

canoes, 1 P. M. Paddling race, of class of paddling ca- 
noes, 2 P. M. Paddling race, of class of sailing canoes, 
2:30 P. M. Sailing race, of elass of ) .addling canoes. 3 P. M. 
Canoes may be sent to the Idle Hour at any time before 
the races. 

The entrance fee of $2 admits one canoe to either or 
both races. Entrees may be sent to Chas. E, Chase, 
Com. .1, CO. C, 287 Broadway, N. Y. Rev. Chas. A. 
Creasy of Lake George, who won the recent Lake George 
Canbe Regatta, has been elected a member of the club. ' 

Trenton' CANOB Club. — The second annual regatta of 
this club took place on the Delaware, July 31. Course, 
mile and a half. Wonby Harry B. Anderson in 16m. 18s. ; 
beating Geo. Whitehead. R. R. Whitehead, and John 

Although only in its second year, the Buffalo Y. 0. ex- 
hibits an amount of life and spirit which is already pro- 
ducing the most satisfactory results. The club has got 
underway on the right brack, and should the rest of the 
lake clubs take their cue from the operations of their 
brethren in Buffalo, it will not be long before we will have 
on the great chain of inland sea.s a well organized associa- 
tion of all the clubs which may even become the pat- 
tern for an eastern association to mould its shape by, 
In no year has yachting made such strides upon the lakes 
as during the present season. Old clubs which had al- 
most sunk out of sight, have sprung into life again and 
new Ones at other ports have been formed. Our Canadian 
friends are calling for a federation of the clubs along the 
northern shores, while those in the United States already 
feel the. need of concerted action and universal sailing 
rules. We trust that it will not be long before the present 
desire for progress in the right channel will lead to the for- 
mation of a Lake Yacht Racing Association, and should 
the western clubs fake the lead in this all-important mat- 
ter, it will be a feather in their cap indeed. The Buffalo 
Y, C. has led off by appointing a committe consisting of 

minding Mr. Thus. Kean of the Courier, Mr. Earl 
D. Berry of the Express, and Mr. Arthur Austin of I he 
Concmercial Advertiser, .to arrange immediately for a 
grand " union regatta" to be sailed August 26, at Buffalo, 
under the club's auspices.-and open to all legitimate yachts 
on the lakes. Subscriptions have been received, so that 
over |400 will be offered in cash for prizes, two to each 
of three classes. Invitations and circulars have been sent 
among others to the Detroit Y. C, Cleveland Y. O, Put. 
in-Bay, Toledo Y. C. Dunkirk, Erie, etc. Wo hope the 
liberal programme as well as the excellent management 
presiding will draw a large list of entries to the coming 
matches; and that a fleet of clippers will assemble in Buf- 
falo waters during the latter part of August which will 
make a lasting impression upon the good citizens of that 
place, and add many a membi ' ;i I ie enterprising B. Y. 
C. as well as induce a big crew of landsmen to don sea hj- 
aud ship for a cruise which will make yachtsmen 
instead of loungers about billiard parlors and saloons. 

mi i, n ; glob ill'er greater inducements or more 
charming variety "of scenery afloat and ashore to the 
yachtsman than "our lakes, and with the revival of pros- 
perity now ringing through the land, the time has come 
,",im a l'ew leading spirits can do much to place this sport 
upon a sound and lasting basis in the north-wa'st. Buffa- 
li fcroit, and Belleville, are taking hold in earnest . SO 
let them all lend a band at the coming union regatta and 
see to it that their pennants are represented at the hue, 
August 26. 

In the mean time, the various chilis will facilitate mat- 
ters if they send addresses and useful information to Mr. 
Keene. Chairman" of the Committe. Mr. Chas. M. Cor- 
dell has been elected Secretary of the Buffalo Y. C. to till 
vacancy by resignation of former incumbent. A great 
deal of active cruising has been indulged in of late by 
members of this club, generally upon praiseworthy Corin- 
thian principles. The sloop Curlew. Capt. J. Parker, left 
port July 36, fully provisioned tor a fortnight's cruise to 
Detroit. 'a distance of ,230 miles. From the latter place, 
the cruise will extend to Put-in-Bav, Cleveland. Erie, and 
la mie. The ( 'orinthiaus manning the craft are, besides the 
skipper, Messrs. Geo. T. Chester, John P. Ellsworth, Frank 
Jones and Ceo. Squires. The schooner Corsair, left Buf- 
falo for a week's cruise up the Lake. July 211, with ( 'apt, 
P. G. Cook. jr. a- . ii 1 1 - 1 . am la crew composed of Messrs, 
H. N. Yedder. Joe W. I ook, Ed. P. Field, and Will Par- 
dee of Pittsburg, Pa. The Corsair is one of the smart 
ones of the fleet, and was awarded third place in the re- 
cent club regatta instead of the sloop Arrow, the latter 
having made a wrong course. She put in at Van Buren's 
then sailed for Presque Isle Bay, where she 
made an anchorage July 31, early in the morning match. 
Hove Up that P. M. and" continued on the cruise. Many 
new members have joined the Buffalo Y. C, and itsfuture 
looks bright. It is the only one of (lie Lake clubs which 
publishes a regular annual club book, has a rule of meas- 
urement, for first-class yachts, based on area obtained by 
multiplying length and beam, while smaller craft are 
measured by length only; and besides, this is the. only club 
in America", excepting the Royal Nova Scotia, T. s., 
which has as yet introduced the interesting feature of 
" mixed rig " races. POr young clubs, those of the Lakes 
possess an amount of vitality which augurs well for (he 


The racing Saturday promised at the outset to be 
of an interesting character. The day was cloudy, but 
the wind, instead of freshening, as expected, lightened, 
and the races were finished in a light breeze, so paltry as 

scarcely to enable the yachts to cross the line. Daphne 
was off first, and led down wind to Litchfield, which she 
i.lf a minute ahead of Psyche, and a minute 
ahead of Phantom, the same distance being preserved 
in the reach across to Thrum Cap, when she hauled her 
wind and was passed by Psyche and subsequently by 
.['bantam. She, however, regained second place after 
tacking off Mar's Rock, and kept it to the end. Seafouiu 



of course had no chance of winning off the sloops in a 
light breeze and dead smooth water; bur. she nevertheless 
made a good fight for place. On the beat home the sloops 
had the advantage ; vet Seafoam managed to secure third 
place, actually beating Psyche, which only came in fourth. 
The course was from the Lumber Yard round Litch- 
field and Thrum Cap bouy and home. The following 
yachts, started :— 

Daphne, sloop, tons, A. E. Jones I 51 3S 

Npimum, schr. 27 " Vlee.Com. Hussey 1 54 37 

Hllllll-ffl, Sloop, 7 " WH. Troop 1 iw i- 

sloop. 7 " W. H.BrOOl5a«a 1 » £ 

s.-hr. 9 " P. Kudolph 1 66 8! 

ST simp, » '• W. n. McWeeny 3 3 33 

They all went off with the wind aft, spinnakers set to 
Starboard; Seafoam with mainsail to starboard and fore 
spinnaker to port. Daphne led to Litchfield. 

On the reach to Litchfield, Seafoam drew up rapidly 
ami tacked round neck and neck with Phantom. Kate 
and Volante also pulled up on the lead cs. U ground- 
ing Thrum Cap it was a heat home. Psyche took the 
lead and kept it to Mar's Rock, when Phantom went to 
tiie front and stayed there. The race ended as follows :— 
n. m. s. I h. m. s. 

Plmvtnm 7. 5 80 \P»vcht . 6 18 68 

5 B 9 Kate 1 5 87 

Qeafaam •- 6 17 Vt I Volante ,, 5 29 46 

Phantom winning easily, after allowing time to Daphne, 
by 8m. and 41 seconds. 

"The race for flve-tonnera was started at 2:25 P. M. 
Course, round Mar's Rock and back. Only two yachts 
started— Muta, sloop, 5 tons, Lt., Dunlop, R. A., and 
Vixen, sloop. 3 tons. R, T. O'Donoghue. Muta led across 
the line, with spinnaker to starboard, and went down 
wind past Vi.ven. spite of a bad start, caused by the spin- 
naker tack carrvimr away and holding her well to the 
buoy : but once sheets were flattened aft Muta left her 
rival, and. sailing splendidly, came in half an hour ahead 
Of her. Muta is still the 'champion five, and flew her 
second winnin g flag of the season. Summary : 


Muta therefore takes the prize. 

—A race round Sambro and back was sailed on Friday, 
25th July, Sir. J. T. Wood, sloop-yacht Secret, having 
challenged any three yachts of the, squadron to sail for a 
sweepstakes <>f $25 per vacht. The challenge was taken 
np by the Seafoam schooner, and Spray, Hebe. imdPetrel 
sloops. The start was made at 9 A. M. from the Lumber 
Yard, Mr. V. M. Paesow starter and Referee Sacm 
Racing Association Rules to govern. To sail, subject d> 
Referee's decision, play or pay. The wind was light and 
the water smooth— by no means a day to test roii sea- 
going qualities. In anyrliing like weather, Seafoam would 
have won as she pleased. 

Third Prize by Mrs. Brace : 

1— P-K B4 I 1-Any 

2- Mates accordingly. I 

Fourth Prize by John C. Nindc; 
1 1-Any 

Fifth Prizelby J. M. Hughes : 

1-H tks Q Kt 1 1-Any. 

;: -Mutes accordingly. 


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nal, of Sidney, Australia, by Mr. Crane, but Its slow and irregular 
appearance Is somewhat annoying, especially when one wishes to 
avail oneself of the abundance of chess news that appears therein. 
We should be obliged to Mr. Crane for complete copies of that 
journal from May 17 lust, as we have not received a copy since that 

The AmerloanTgold medal to the American problematists who 
stood highest in the [Paris International tourney is not to be 
awarded. Of the $36 subscribed S24 was upon the oondition that 
neither J. B. McKina, S. Loyd nor C. C. Moore was to receive the 

The problem pages of thsChm Planers' Chronicle, are now in 
charge of H. J. C. Andrews and C. W., of Sundbury." Since the 

,: ! these gentlemen this department has been greatly 

unproved— two additional pages each month of diagrams is, wo 
think, still required. 

The Ayr Aryits and Derbyshire Advertiser " discussion" is appar- 
ently drawing to a close, with victory still seated equi-distant 
from the beUigerants; victory's eye, we must confess. Is looking 
longing towards the Highlands. 



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N„ Chairman, and is the ftrsl yachtsman in Canada who 
has attained the disi i action of obtaining J, certificate of 
competency. The examination is precisely the same as 
for a Master of a ship in the foreign trade, 

—The schooner-yachf America, General B. F. Butler, 

BostOO Yacht Chili, arrive! on the •J'M and sailed on the 

Newfoundland. Labrador. Mr. I. Stirling has 

bought Dream. Bermudian sloop, to iinisn the season in, 

aud will cruise to the westward in her. 

— Vive-Commodore Hussey 3 B. B., ha v in- been ordered 
on service to Vancouver's Island, ha- resigned hw office, 
His departure is deeply regretted by the K. N. S, Y. s.. 
for he was a first-rate flag-officer, a thorough yachtsman, 
and a capital man all round. 

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Monroe, N, C, August 2. 
Editor Forest and Stream :— 

We have a kind of shooting here which we. have never 
seen any account of in your paper. It is bat -shoot in;,'. 
We call them bull-bats: somo call them night-hawks. 
They usually appear about the first of May. and begin to 
lay in thai month, and their young are grown aud on the 
win- before or by the first of August. Their times and 
habits of flvine are very much like those of the leather- 

tgestions how to fish for bass with- 
in what kind of water, swift or 
replied to in our Sea and River de- 


ihev took a 

incites Iron 

larger thai 
in the fore 
about six 
attract the: 
after you I 
that of the 
lv over vol 
lightning 1 
or more, 1 
within gun 
draw, neai 

hence, we 

s large as 
l tip to tip i 
i a robin. 
and middle 
in the eve: 
in. as their i 



i pigeon ; 

.f their wi 
They ust 
part of tl 

i, their name. When (lying w)lill . bird th;! 
" t " 

B. W. B„ Bath. -Send particulars as to; the trouble with Tyour 
dog's eyes and will try and give you a remedy. 

N. B. Vv„ Peelcskill, N. Y.— Robins cannot at any time be killed 
In New Vork State. 

How, Meadville, Pa.— My pointer bitch whelped eight pups, five 
bitches and 3 dogs, on July 12th, and their eyes are not opened yet. 
What is the cause ? Ans. Never heard of such a case. 

II. I). E., M. IK, Washington. - Your Item about your gun burst- 
ing needs further explanation. It may have. been Jf'rom causes 
Which would ensure the bursting of any gun. 

A. G., Woodville, Ohio. -Could you inform me of a breeding 
kennel where they keep curs and hounds for hunting? Ans. No. 
You can get beagles from the Montcluir Hunt, Montolair, N.J. 

E. P. W., Hartford— Can any one make and use a paten ted article 
without infringing on the law? Ans. If purely for experiment, 
yes. If for use, or tor sale, so as to obtain the practical or cash 
boneflts of the patent, no 

C. A., Wolf Run.— Give 
but By, length of pole 
slow? Ans. Yourqueriei 

J. W. C, Danville, HI.— We are of the opinion that your dog 
wants more exercise. If this will not cure him we know of noth- 
ing that will unless his diet is made very simple. Allowing him to 
go to a bitch, would, we think, only aggravate the trouble. 

P. B. J., Pittsburgh.— Find enclosed the bill, foot, and wing or 
a bird shot by me on a mud flat while after plover. Can you tell 
me what it is? Ans. Your bird is tho common lesser yellow leg, 
(Totanus fldvipes). 

H. K. Si, Bridgeton, N. J— How can an old dog be taught to re- 
trieve? Ans. Very much depends upon the disposition of the dog, 
and also the trainer. We behove somelnum could toach tho aver- 
age dog to retrieve at any age. 

Q. Riovs, Monroe, N. C— Do you consider a sixteen gauge breech 
loader large enough for quail and dove shooting ? Ans. Certain- 
ly. 2. Can you furnish me back numbers of Forest ash Stiieam, 
one to twenty-one inclusive, Vol. ten, 18T8, and at whai price? 
Ans. Wo can furnish them at price ten oents a number. 

J. 11. B., Wallingford, Conn— 1. Can an honorary member of a 
club shoot with the club against another club? Ans. No. "■■ 
Can an honorary member of a otub contend with the members for 
aeluhcup? Ans. No; a non-paying member has no acting pri- 

J. O.F., Hornellsvillo, N.Y.— Did anj 
ever beat any erielo-t club in Englan 
Athletic Base Ball Clubs won to Ken 
played seven games, winning tlvo and 
Cricket Guide will give you full Information. 

B, II. S.. Frederick, Md. I have a flne young malo Maltese cat 
four months old that is unite sick, looks. bad, and sits around all 
day, and has uo desire for food. Yesterday it threw Q P ,l lill 'K e 
quantity of wonns, some one or two dozen about an inch long. 
Ans. Give him on an empty stomach 20 grains of jlreoa nut and 
follow il in lour hours with j oz castor oil. 

Mass.— I send to you to-day. by mail, a 
;ht day boforc yesterday, bul died thin 
-swore pink. Will you be so kind a- to let 
aper what kind of bird it is? Ans. Your 
n albino green-crested By-catcher. Wo 

s ball club or clubs 
ns. The lloston and 
in is7i. where they 
ing two. Do Witt's 

A. w. P., stockb 







some.what varied, like 

letimes sailing smooth- 
mot, then dodging like 

will 1 

rapidly te 
I won lv > 
reach. Asm 
I, but the sp. 
No matter ' 
in great i 


rat In 

many you kill, more will come, hut r 
at once. They usually select different grounds 
air spaces, every evening for their mauoauvers. 
whereabouts can be easily ascertained, as they can be seen 
at a long distance seeking their favorite resorts; and their 
squak-squak, and booming whirr made in their rapid 
descents are readily distinguished. They subsist entirely 
on gnats, flies, mosquitoes, etc. I have shot them with a 
wad of gnats in their mouth as big as the end of my 
tlimb. Some people relish their meat very much, but 
many (myself among the number) are prejudiced against 
them on account of their food. They are very much like 
the whip-poor-will. A careless observer would see no 
difference ; but Wilson makes them quite a different bird. 
Like the whip-poor-will they lay but few eggs on the 
bare and often open ground, sometimes near a stump or 
clod of earth. If they ever rest in trees or on fences, as 
the whip-poor-will does, we have never recognized the 
fact. Shooting at bull-bats is much bettor sport than 
shooting at glass balls, and more difficult, more true to 
nature. H. S. 

Remarks— Shooting at bull-bats is certainly most ex- 
cellent practice, but it is a wanton sport, and we would 
not recommend it. oven though ten birds rise up for each 
one slain. Night-hawks are most serviceable creatures, 
and for this^ reason we pray to spare them. We ha 
been asked of what use black flies and mosquitoes 
We reply: "As food for the night-hawks." Now, of 
what use are the night-hawks ? " To destroy the flies and 
mosquitoes." Don't shoot 'em. Fortunately the night 
cometh, when no man can shoot ; so that, as our corres- 
pondent remarks, there is immunity for them after dark. 
That is lucky. And after all, any man who can hit a 
night-hawk in its erratic flight may be called an excellent 
wing shot. 

I but iH 

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man's ( iiizetteer," 90'J pages, I 
11. C. W„ Si. Bonis. Mo. Pli 

can harn tin- an of'Castmg 

subject, aud followed th 

reading them, 

illustrated wo 

Hallock's Spo 
W. J.E., Bir 

Township 39, Hamilton Co., Aug. 1.— The fishing in the 
Adironaeks has been very good this season. One of 
the many line ones taken by our party was caught by 
Mr, Robert Lawrence, of Flushing, who, while tiolling 
with a 10 i oz, fly-rod and smalt minnow gang in Brand- 
reth Lake (four "miles north of Raquette, struck a large 
lake trout which he landed after one hour's fight. The 
weighing was presided over by General J. W. Husted who 
was "high fish" of the party, ho having taken oue m 
Raquette weighing 19jfr lbs. The present fish, however, 
weighed 20J lbs. A handsome fish to have been taken ™ 
such light tackel. 


?. Please inform niu through your valuable paper if In any 
back numbers you have '.published the game laws of tho 
if New Vork, and the name and price of D good work on 
or ■ Ans. Published game laws of New Vork in our issueof 
I. The besi general work Ion sports Is " Hallock's Sports- 

$3.00, for sale at this oftiee. 

1 iniorm me in you'r ne.vt how 1 
lave road several articles on the 
ions as nearly as I could from 

t get tho idoa. Would like to purchase an 
ton the subjeei If there is one published? Ans. 
smeu's Gazetteer gives full instructions. 
linghara.Aln— You will lind a mosi valuable and ex- 
.graph on Carp Culture, with diagrams of ponds, 
dams, otc, in the United States Fish Commissioners' Iteportsfor 
1876 C, to be obtained by applying to the Smithsonian liisinniioc 
at Washington. The name of (ho Maryland Fish Commissioner is 
MaJ. T. B. Ferguson, Bnllimore. 

E. O. H., Springfield.— Will you be kind enough to inform me 
how a person is measured ;for a gun so as to give length of stock, 
etc. Ans. n Is better to try several guns until you and one 
that- seems to " como up " right, and then measure tho gun . As a 
rule tall men require long stocks with considerable drop, bill this 
does not always hold, aa much depends upon the -hooter's an nude. 

Q. RlOUS, Monroe, N. C— My setter bitch, nine months old and 
In heat last woek, was lined by a hound. Of course I do not won t 
tho puppies. Would it be safe to have her spayed before she 
whelps; say one month from this time? Ans. No. You would 
probably lose tho bitch. Lot her have tho puppies and drown 

KMidtANT, St. Leonard, Canada.— Will you please name any 
book giving good description of Oregon, its climate, population, 
etc., and where such a publication can be obtained? Ans. The 
best book describing thu physical geography of Oregon is entitled 
- Oregon and California," published in 1839. Probably can bo 
bought of Siibin & Sons or Henry Miller, Nassau st., N. Y. Also 
the " G reat West and the Pacific Coast," Sheldon & Co., New York. 

A.B. S., New York.-Ihavoa very tine beagle slut pup fifteen 
weeks old. She has on her belly, about where her navel was, a 
swelling or a little bag about the size of a bean ; it seems toboOUo'l 
With water or blood, and is very soft. Or. softly pressing it it dis- 
appears in I ho bell.y , leaving a small cavity. It does not seem : to 
bother horatall. What is it, and will it injure her? Ans. Your 
puppy has umbilical hernia. A bandage tied tightly around the 
part may reduce it, or it can bo removed by operation, but it will 
probably do no injury if not touched. 

B. D. L., Salem, Missouri.— There Is within a short distance of 
our town, a splendid spring, which discharges into a little natural 
basin about 150 feet long by thirty feet wide, and gravel bottom, 
with an average depth of about two feet of pure, cold water. 
The outlet is into a sluggish dirty oreek. The spring discharges 
about twenty gallons of water per miinuto. and Is at the extreme 
head of the basin. If, by putting in a weir at the foot of the basin 
to prevent their escape, do you think a few truut could be suc- 
cessfully raised? Ans. Trout would probably thrive, provided 
there is sufficont natural food in the basin, and if the spring 
is pot mineral. The experiment would be worth trying. Wedonot 
believe that tha culture ol' brook trout cau ever attain much 
prominence in Western States. Would advise attention to culture 
of Carp and the Oi/prtnoidd indigenous to those waters. 




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— We publish this week the Index to Volume XII, and 
again call attention to this semi-annual exhibit of our 
field and scope. The variety of topics discussed in Forest 
AND STREAM during the past half year amply illustrates 
(she value of the paper to sportsmen and naturalists. 

The Poet Longfellow's Escape.— It is said that dur- 
ing the late tornado near Boston. Prof. Longfellow was 
out sailing with his family and some friends, and met 
with quite a narrow escape, but managed to reach the 
shore, where a family took them in for the night. Their 
friends were very anxious, fearing that the party ■were 

Acknowledgilent.— The editor of this paper hasten 
to express his high appreciation of the honor conferred on 
him in the following note ! — a 

Ithaca, n. v., AOAustr, 

SrR ;— 1 take pleasure in informing- you that at a meeting of the 
club, held Monday, August •(. you were unanimously elected an 
honorary member. Yours very respectfully, 

Wm. H. Dekhah, Secretary Forest City Shooting Club. 

Abandoned Cats.— Under this heading that paper en- 
titled Our Dumb Animals, which is the organ of The So- 
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, is discuss- 
Uig the best plan for feeding those cats of our city dwell- 
ings which have been deserted by their occupants who 
have gone off for the summer. Now this is very kind — 
very kind, indeed— and Tabby and Grimalkin ought to feel 
very much obliged Respectable house-bred cats like 
these ought to be kept at home, and not be allowed to go 
out with the midnight marauders who disturb men's 
slumbers with their hideous caterwauling. In fact, the 
proper thins would be to send the cats down for a sea-side 
while the families remain at home. 

Nebraska Game Law,— The game law of Nebraska as 
it now stiM"! , ' inii'llv the old law before the clause 

prohibiting all wild bird shooting except water fowl, snipe. 
waders, and woodcock was introduced, The close sea- 
sons now are : Buffalo, elk, mountain sheep, deer, and 
antelope. January 1st to Ootobei Lb pinnated grouse 
(prairie chicken), February 1st to August la ; quail. De 
camber 1st to October iBt. 

— Conroy, Bissett & Malleson's split bamboo bows are 
rapidly gaining favor among archery clubs. They can- 
not be broken' that is where tiny differ from glass J law that causes the trusty farmer, with pitchfork in hand, 
balls. 1 to execute a pas de demon as he sees the gang of " Ivmifc- 


■ ■'■"' " 1 ! te "■ the iimina feed 

And in 11 ,',■■"' 1 '' "",'''' 8 they renew their hri i 


DURING the closing hours of the last New Jersey 
islature a bill was introduced tochsnge the close 
season prohibiting the killing of woodcock from Janu- 
ary I to duly 1. to January I to September I. It was thus 
intended to do away with whal is called summer shoot- 
ing. A comprehensive letter, written by a sportsman of 
experience, setting forth why and wherefore woodcock 
should not be killed in July and August, was read ami 
attentively listened to, and had time permitted this pro- 
tective bill would have become a law. Early in the com- 
ing session the same bill will be taken up, and it is to be 
hoped that it will receive the support it: deserves. 

Already (here litis been two mucli tinkering with the 
game laws, at which every "gunning" tyro takes a shot 
until a complete muddle is the result ; both the protecting 
Farmer and land-owner and the devastating "hunter"' 
clash, and matters arrive at a dead lock. But before 
going into the pros and cons of the case it will be well 
to make a record of what we have recently seen, which 
convinces us more than ever how unsound was the ex- 
isting law. 

On July 5 two of us were beating out a large tract of 
high timber land which is watered by a well-known 
stream of Morris County, when our attention was called 
to a woodcock which our companion had almost stepped 
upon, and which still sat crouching within a few inches 
of his foot. There, on an open, dampish piece of ground, 
squatted a hen bird with a tiny one by her side. Making 
our dogs down charge we both stood watching the two, 
the mother from time to time moving her head side- 
ways and rolling up her beautiful large brown eyes to 
our faces, as if in supplication, and the chick nestling 
more closely by her. Perhaps five minutes passed while 
we were admiring this gamy bird, when a move made 
by one of the dogs caused the beauty to start and flip 
down about ten yards away, where she alit chirping 
and whistling. Quick as a wink did the little downy 
bird wheel where it sat and raise its head and watch the 
path the old bird had taken. But it made no attempt 
to follow. Picking it carefully up we looked the young 
thing Over, and were much amused on replacing it on 
thfi ground to see the little chap paddle off over the moss- 
covered roots in the direction from whence the sound 
proceeded. Soon it gained its parent's side, and under 
her sheltering wing we left him. May no bungling 
" hunter," with a halo of mosquitoes about his head, per- 
spiring as if he was the father of some mighty river, 
with his companion, a poor panting brute with fevered 
breath and blood-shot eye, trail them to that hidden spot. 
May the little fellow live to tackle the largest kind of 
angle-worm and wash it down with many a julip sucked 
through the straw with which Nature has provided him. 
May he grow and wax strong, and long after he has 
passed through the unhealthy period of moulting may 
be tower away through the scrub-oak and birch, leaving 
behind only the screaming whistle of his flight. Autumn 
is then at hand, at which time— 

.some (hirik to southern coa&ls their flight they tenet. 
Or In the ninrm in inklnight hours ascend. 
It is then they weigh eight ounces, and as Josh BDlings 
might say : "Are just as tall on toast." 

Would, however, that all shooting men were alike unto 
a stoutish friend of ours— now, alas ! no more. Before 
a cosey fire, and when the sleet and snow were pattering 
on the windows, it was Iris wont to extol in a, most en- 
thusiastic way the glories of summer woodcock shooting. 
Numberless engagements would be made and plans 
mapped out for the coming Fourth, then many months 
away. The jolly chap would even go so far as to instruct 
his charming wife to save all his old trousers, saying, at 
the time, " Mother, they will do for woodcock shooting." 
But when the nation's birthday drew nigh and my 
friend's collar drooped and responded to the call of "all 
down below," there was no man in Jersey who would 
curse the "heathenish, slaughtering law," as he was 
pleased to call it. more than himself. This weathercock 
(not woodcock) performance was carried on with exact- 
ing sameness for many years — even up to the time of 
his deal h. Several months after that sad event, while 
making a visit at the house, we were led one morning by 
the lonely widow to make an inspection of the relics of 
her departed lord. Guns, rods, fly-book and pouches 
were all looked through until we came upon a mighty 
mountain of garments, such as the innermost crypt of a 
Chatham street clothier would be unable to disgorge. 
With a crystal tsar trick hug over the lovely dimples of 
her face she said, with a trembling voice, " Poor Gus' 
I. pants." It was a fact — and he had passed 
away without taint of butchery on his hands— he had 
never killed a bird. No motherly bird nor brood of nest- 
lings did he destroy. A requiem for the true sportsman 
that has gone. 

But to resume, is it not a wretched law that enables 
the vile pot hunter to kill with impunity and without fear 
of detection the cheeping grouse? Is it not a wretched 

ere" with racing dogs plough through his standing grain 
and grass in pursuit o) ascatl red bird? We know his. 

.1-1 lie 

and call for 

is the 11101-' 
ments have wisel; 
territory. Woodci 
or A tigust. We si 
broods in a swam 
young to fly or car 
are shot at all win 

nient why they sli 

kill 1 

of thr 

id 1 

law. is put furili 

opejning day. The change 
now that ad joining State govem- 
dlonged the close season in their 
Should not be shot in either July 
in one day (August 8,181 
n Warren County that were too 
a- themseh es. Because woodcock 
in the Southern States is no argu- 
rl be slaughtered here while they 
lg their young. Summer shooters 
1 golden egg. The speedy exter- 
of game birds is consequently inev- 
backed by the strong arm 


' is pi 11 -sible that after careful consideration and argu- 
ment the good and evil effects of dog shows might be 
found to be very nearly balanced. The good is to be 
found in the increased interest in dogs taken by the 
general public, in the pleasant re-unions of sportsmen 
and breeders, and in the opportunity for comparison, and 
the instruction afforded those who would learn as to 
points, etc., but who would have no other opportunity. 
The evil effects, if they can be so called, are found in the 
disposition to breed to dogs possessing no other qualifica- 
tions than those which natural beauty and careful con- 
ditioning have bringing to show perfection, 
and in the evil results to very young dogs, such as may 
arise from infection, contagion, Or the natural conse- 
quences of change of air, diet, etc., connected with un- 
due excitement. Indeed, while we would not suggest a 
departure such as was made by the Philadelphia Kennel 
Club in excluding puppies under eight months of age, 
we hope that at future shows six months will be the 
lowest limit at which premiums will be offered for com- 
petition. And dog shows, perhaps, have had other per- 
nicious effects. They have increased the number of 
"breeders" to an extent which has become not only 
almost ridiculous but positively baneful. A fortunate 
winner of a prize in a puppy class immediately indulges 
in further investment, and becomes a breeder. The 
same result has followed from the establishment and in- 
crease of pigeon matches. Why are there a hundred so 
called sportsmen to-day to where there was one twenty 
years ago ? Because each accidental spectator at a pigeon 
match who is induced to take a shot, and happens to kill 
a bird, immediately blossoms forth into a full-fledged 
"sportsman," a result which, while working much good 
for the gun trade, has had a very serious effect upon the 
numbers of our game birds. Nor are we sure that the 
establishment of sportsmens' clubs has not had a share in 
the same matter. In many instances mere good-fellow- 
ship has been the inspiring cause for men to join, and 
the result the development of an interest which takes out 
one more seeker for game. 

But to return to dog shows. That they are the cause 
of many heart-burnings and much ill-feeling cannot be 
denied, and he who accepts the position of judge must be 
either callous to all rcvilings or else suffer more in spirit 
than the disappointed exhibitor. The question of judges 
is one which will trouble future committees not a little. 
and he who accepts the office, notwithstanding that he 
be worthy to stand by Caesar's wife, must expect to have 
abuse heaped upon his head by every disappointed scrib- 
bler who can gain for his lucubrations admittance to the 
columns of the sporting papers. But judges, of one kind 
or another, will be found, and dog shows will not die out 
for want of this element. The evil caused by injudicious 
breeding we consider of much more importance, and the 
necessity in breeding of considering other qualities than 
those which go to make up a mere show winner can- 
not be too strongly impressed. By this we mean that the 
dog's general record should be scanned. We have but 
little more faith in field trial winners in this country than 
we have in bench show business, except that we believe 
that, considering the way thej' have been conducted, the 
chances of the best dog -winning are less in the former 
than they are in the latter. As far as field trials are con- 
cerned, they have been run, as a rule, too much on the 
"ring" principle, and an expose of some of the manipu- 
lations of scores, etc., (and we do not by any means 
refer to the Minnesota trials,) would astonish the general 

It is an undeniable fact that there is a very consider- 
able mortality among dogs which have been exhibited at 
shows, and a close examination into the causes which 
have produced this mortality is a matter of duty on the 
part of committees of clubs under whose auspices shows 
are held. Young clogs are the ones most seriously affected, 
and with them many natural causes can be found which 
would result in disease. A greater susceptibility to con- 
tagion — for no matter what precautions are taken, it 
seems absolutely impossible to keep infected dogs from 
getting into shows — the results of nervous excitement 
and change of food. Still, much could be done by those 
having charge of'shows, by attending strictly to ventila- 
tion, by seeing •' 'ester, ta are freely j used, and 



that the dogs whose owners are absent are regularly ex- 

The next showto be held is that at St. Louis, for which 
preparations are being made Oh aniMttensive scale, Oc- 
curring as it dues at the time of the State Fair, when 
utmost the population of the State is assembled, It can 

hardly fail of bene- a financial SUCC6SS, particularly as it 

in i ih baud :0f the energetic gentlemen comprising the 

St. LouLs Kennel cluh. WiththeiM w iberofdoga 

in the West to draw From, it should equal in magnitude 

any show yet held. There is some talk of a S&OW in 
Washington, and there will undoubtedly be one in Pitts- 
burg. Whether Baltimore. Philadelphia or Boston will 
bare shows next spring, we are not informed. We pre- 
sume that the latter two cities will have them notwith- 
standing: that the last wore not financial an 
either. New York will have its fourth annual show 
under the auspices of the Westminster Kennel Club, and 
no efforts wiLI he spared to make it more successful and 
ny of its predecessors. 

Forest axes Stream among the ( 'lergymex.— It was 
the Rev, J. Hyait Smith (we think), who was once pleased 
to say in his pulpit, that he always prepared himself for 
the duties of the Sabbath by reading FOKEST AND STREAM 
on Saturday nights. Its influence was quieting to the 
nerves and stimulating to the mind. He went into his 
pulpit-work with new ideas and renewed vim, but steady 
on his pins, pulsating as evenly as the pendulum of a 
clock. We have a great many clergymen who are read- 
ers of this journal, and some, who are constant oontribu- 
fcers, Occasionally one of them will break loose in a fit 
of enthusiasm, inspired by rhetorical habit, we suppose, 
and tell us how much he thinks of the paper. A great 
many people of other callings do this too, and do it con- 
stantly : but we seldom allow our vanity to parade all 
these pleasant compliments before the public. Sometimes 
we do, as for instance, the following letter. If is writ- 
ten by a Pennsylvania clergyman, and is equal to a bene- 
diction :— 

Editor Forest and Stream:— 

Forest and Stream came to me on Friday morning in 
the. freshness and beauty which new type alone can im- 
part. May I be allowed to present my congratulation; 
upon this improvement. It is a clear indication of tin 
course which has always been pursued by your paper 
namely, to give its readers the best. 

Fohest and STREAM and Rod and Q c:< has always been 
a, welcome visitor. In my quiet Inane in Pennsylvania, 
on the plains and in the mountains of Colorado, and 
amidst the shadows of the Sierras of California, your 
paper has been more anxiously looked for than i i ither. 
It has always contained something to amuse, something 
to entertain, something to instruct. I have never opened 
its pages and been disappointed. Since becoming a reader 
mv interest in the various branches of natural history has 
been greatly quickened and deepened. Indeed, I ma'v say 
that so far as some branches are concerned, mv interest 
in them has been created by reading Forest and Stream. 
For this I am under a lasting debt of gratitude to you, 
aud I wish to express my sense of obligation. 

Then. too. I must not omit to sav how much pleasure I 
have derived from the lighter parts of your paper, the ar- 
ticles upon the use of rod and gun, the various accounts 
of the experiences of others, the valuable hints, suggest- 
ions and instructions. Long years ago when a boy,, the 
greatest "fun *' I could have was to carry my gun through 
the fields and meadows, or to quietly drop a fly or worm 
into the rushing stream that ran near the old bom 
Then came the more serious duties of an active life with 
all its cares and responsibilities, which left little time for 
the recreations and enjoyments of my more youthful 
days. But the fire was there, only hidden for 'a time: 
shut out from sight by what seemed more imperative, the 
love of these sports was still burning warm in my heart, 
and it only needed the advent of Forest and Stream to 
fan it into" a bright blaze. For me, the coming of your 
paper has been indeed ' ' Juventus Eedivivus. " Arid for this 
too. I must thank you ; thank you, not only for the pleas- 
ure I have had in renewing the pleasures of my earlier 
days, but for the physical benefit I have received in the 
pursuit of these pleasures. 

The thanks of all honest and true sportsmen should be 
yours for the steady, persevering effort you are making, 
not only elevate the tone of the sportsman's literature, 
but of the sportsman himself. Go on in this direction as 
you have been going, cut out and reject all that is coarse 
and lowering, publish only that which is pure and eleva- 
ting, In the words of a "former correspondent. "Leave 
out the whiskey," discountenance its use, or rather its 
abuse as you have so often done, and if you shall even ac- 
complish nothing else than to teach your readers that a 
bottle is not a necessary acoompahiment of a hunting or 
fishing trip, your labors will not have been in vain— you 
will have accomplished a glorious work. 

Heartily wishing you prosperity in your great work, I 
am, i ou is very sincerely, C. B, 

July. 2Wi, 1879. 

A physician up in northern New York who is of a rather 
practical turn of mind (bless him) sends us $4, and the ac- 
companying note. We wish all our subscribers would 
follow his beneficent, example ! then we would be happy 
indeed :— 

Keeseville. July 3d. 

You say in your editorial " Nothing makes an editor so 
happy as a. new set of type, especially if it be paid for"— 
therefore I send my mite in the draft enclosed for another 
year's subscription to add my humble share to make you 
happy— and I trust that every subscriber will do the same 
—and then yon will still be happier, .1 R. R 


Those DiBcmpAsciss.^-Editor Forest n,id Stream :— 
Why will Fokkst and Stream persist in making August 
an open month for woodcock in Vermont 1 An act, passed 
bj the Vermont legislature of 1878. makes the close time 
for woodcock from 'March 1st to September 1st. Till the 
passage of this act the close season ended with July. For 
this year and next at least, as our legislative sessions are 
biennial, there will he no game shooting of any kind be- 
tween Mm/ 1st, and September 1st. Please make a note of 
this. R, E. RORTNSON, 

Ferrisbnrgh. Yt., Aug 'id. 

Remarks. — Ii is quite beyond our po wer to answer the co- 
nundrum of our attentive correspondent, contained in the 
first sentence of his note. We would rathe]- watch the ther- 
mometers when on the rampage, or a weather-cock in 
March, than to attempt to follow the changes of the game 

laws. Three or four different times have We attero] I to 

prepare a correcttable of close seasons, hut have never been 
SO fortunate as to^succeed. In our last effort, we obtain- 
ed a,, Official copy of the game laws of each State, and had 
them verified over the name anil seal of each Secretary 
of State; but before fre could get them printed, the acts 
had been tinkered again at a new session of the logisla 
ture, aud we were all at fault, as before, Until we sim- 
plify our game laws and make them uniform, we. have 
little hope of preventing some shooting out of season. 
We depend now chiefly upon the honor of sportsmen and 
upon their good sense not to shoot at unseasonable game: 
and we are glad to know that so little shooting is done, 
comparatively speaking. When all people, farmers and 
Shooters together, can comprehend and become convinced 
that it is unwise and wasteful to destroy game out of sea- 
son, they will abstain, and thereby voluntarily become 
conservators of game, without regard to discrepancies 
which may exist in the letter of the law, or in the codes 
of various States. Having become educated or self-taught 
to know where the laws are defective or onerous, they 
will unanimously rise up soon, and with one voice de- 
mand that they be made right. We are waiting patiently 
for that time to come. 

Meanwhile we all recognize the necessity of an observ- 
ance of the laws as they exist, and we hope that farmers 
owning land where game is sought will do all they can 
to keep off violators of the law, and by so much aid in 
preserving the game. If they choose to forbid shooting 
on their premises in open season, that is their own per- 
sonal affair. The only point we make is this: If all 
farmers would become self-constituted custodians of the 
game upon their own premises during the close season. 
there would be very little territory left which would be 
called public, or which any one could claim the right to 
shoot over without permission. And thus, with every 
farmer a constable and prosecutor, there would be very 
little illegitimate shooting, and consequent less destruc- 
tion of game. We believe that if sportsmen were suffi- 
ciently considerate of farmers' prerogatives, the two 
classes would soon become friends ; and thus a, common 
feeling and a common interest would induce them to 
co-operate together for mutual benefit, rather than strug- 
gle and antagonize for personal selfish ends, in and out of 
the legislatures. We conceive that the chief reason why 
the laws are at variance, is because of the hostile attitude 
of farmers and sportsmen to each other, and partly to the 
mean selfishness of cliques to which another correspond- 
ent refers at some length in his letter to-day. Gradually, 
but surely, the laws are becoming unified, and this 
affords us gratification ; but so long as there are a dozen 
different fence times for woodcock, grouse, and all other 
games throughout the United States, we shall not cease 
to hear of loud and indignant and reasonable complaints. 
It affords us great delight to know that Vermont is one of 
the first (perhaps the first) of all the States to make 
the open time on game of all kinds whatever, to begin on 
September 1st. Now let all the other States rally around 
Vermont. It is a bright and growing nucleus of van- 

New York.— The Watertown (N. V.) Dispatch is wak- 
ing up its readers to the propriety of providing against the 
depletion of the St. Lawrence fishing grounds. The num- 
ber of anglers and visitors to the popular resorts of that. 
river is annually iucreasing, and a. correspondingly large 
catch is each year recorded. To begin restocking opera- 
tions now would be a sensible move. 

California Statu Sportsman's Convention.— There 
is talk of holding a grand State sportsmen's conven- 
tion in San Francisco, some time during the coming Fall. 
California musters a large force of armed men. If any 
fair proportion of them gather, there will be abundant 
material for a rousing time, 

The Nova Scotia Game Laws.— Many changes were 
made in the game laws at last session of the legislature, 
Amongst others, woodcock shooting commenced 1st of 
August, instead of 1st September ; partridge shootiug 1st 
October as formerly; hares and rabbits cannot be shot 
before the 1st October, instead of 1st September as last 
last year. The season for «hooting moose and caribou 
will commence on the loth September instead of 1st Oc- 
i losing 31st January, The price of game licenses 
for non-residents has been'increased to fifty dollars, 


Editor Forest and Stream : 

Never before in the annals of sporting has (hire been 
so great cause for wrangling over so-called 'game laws" 
as at present, The ignorant theories which have from 

lime to time been ordered printed as a guide fi &p ec j 

able and intelligent citizens are indeed lot, much of an 

imposition for a free a 

Has the Republic come to such a crisis that one State- 
behind the age in every acquirement except. ). , , .■, , 
ague and monstrous blood-anckere— declares its right to 
prevent native-bom citizens from the enjoyment 01 con- 
stitutional rights? 

Has this age turned out such learned ornithologists as 
those who have taken the liberty of acquainting us with 
their (conceited) opinion that a. woodcock is such a bird 
in a certain season in one county, ami somethhie . I n 
another county, though in the same season and :- 

Has any legislative body the right (though not question 
ingat all the power) to foist, through the Legislature a. 
political law for themselves and another one for the gttid 
anceand alleged welfare of their neighbors? Whal raa 
the answer, the foregoing is nevertheless true. 

We are emphatically informed that the law of New 
Jersey prohibits a gentleman from any other State from 
pursuing a lawful pastime, unless he. as I understand the 
matter and have lieeu told, becomes a memhor of the. 
club of that State. 

Everyone, who has ever made even causal observations 
upon the habits of lards in general, knows very well— in 
fact better than they can be told— that woodcock do not 
obtain their fidl growth in the month of July: and yet 
our Jersey brethren, with an aim to protect the game of 
their confines, exclude non-residents, and I hen slaughter 

half-fledged birds on July It h. 

1 question the harmony of such movements, since I 
am 'confident that the only way "in which game is to 
be preserved is ^bc protect it until it gain's sufficient 
strength to wage battle with the sportsman, and he give 
the bird fair play ; and if the game be not plentiful, limit 
the number for a day's shoot, and if they still 
prohibit shooting altogether for a term' of yea) 
tainly no such tomfoolery as now exists will benefit 
aught in the least, except the craving of a selfish spirit. 
Note the law : 

"An act for the protection of game and »:imp Salt, 

speckled ] 

State, witt 

societies, t 

And all acts and psrtsofftcts iueimsistenl with this act ate here- 
by repealed : provided, that iimhinL- in ihi. act -hall prevent resi- 
dents of this State from taking game Or tteb,subleot totl 
laws of this Stale. 

'••). Aud be it enacted. That this act shall be a public i . arid 
shall take eil'eet immediately. 

" Approved April 4, 1878." 

From a few other paragraphs I infer that the "non- 
resident" must be an acknowledged member of some. 
New Jersey club. New Jersey may ere long limit the 
number of applications for membership, and! have yet 
to see the day when a, national decree will prohibit any 
one whomsoever from rambling ad libitum into the wild's 
of an adjoining State for the enjoyment of. as I have 
already said, a lawful pastime. 

Some one too. at Albany, thought he never did so wise 
an ad as when he influenced the exception of the coun- 
ties of Kings, Queens and Suffolk (Long Island, for short) 
to the game laws. Confident am I, though I may lack 
the means for immediate proof, that such an amendment 
was certainly counseled for the benefit of a few, and not 
for the sporting fraternity at large. 

This, however, has been corrected of late, but if a 
sportsman wanders off to the "Wallkill." whereupon 
August 1st the law of the State of New York says he 
may shoot woodcock, ho will have killed but one" bird, 
when Officers commissioned for preserving the peace will 
clutch him and drag him off to Jliddletowu to pi 
of twenty-five dollars for killing bird* out of season, as 
Orange county has a law of its own, which prohil.i i.i' 

-' ■ ...mi until the first of September! Since the hour 
has not yet arrived when sporting clubs have a word in 
legislative matters, their members have no right to beg 
from Assemblymen partial rights to indulge in foolish 
whims or to make the residents of one of the foremost 
cities in the Union an exception to the Game Act, simply 
because the Utopian 'paradise where their rambling plea 
sures exist is, perchance, separated from the mainland. 

The proper time to shoot woodepok is the first of Sep- 
tember. 1 am no authonf \ nryBelf other than observa- 
tion has taught me; .-" my assertion is borrowed from 
the best sources and authorities ; and their judgment has 
precedence before that of any assemblyman who may 
nave, through pecuniary influence, obtained a seat in the 
Legislature : though it may noj he altogether in 
that he was employed as a dry-s fori 01 -sold jalap 

fora livelihood previous to the attainment of his emi- 

Such men. entirely lacking jurisprudence, have their 
" gam.' acts " prepared for them by incompetent and uit- 
eonseioiinblo self-styled '■ sportsmen,' 1 of which 
admit that New York and tier neighbor's quagmi a; 
an over-abundance. 

It was not long since, at a fashionable dinnet 

the seaside (Coney Island), thai an honorahl ,,, 
remarked thai h» could not see why the lake in •• Pros- 
pect, Park" could not bean efficacious medium for the 
breeding of -'brook trout." " The woods are full of 
ihem :" or. as "Tom Draw'' would sav. ''Leastwise I 
guess there be over to Jarsey ways." 

Harry Fen wood. 

We agree with our correspondent that (save in such par- 
ticular cases of newly introduced fishes, etc., as w, 
already stated in previous discussions of this question) 
county game regulations conflicting with the general law 
of the State, are unwarrantable and productive only of 
confusion. But had our friend reflected upon the two 
New Jersey laws of which he complains he would have 



spared himself some indignation. It was the tremendous 
influx of shooters Erorn othta states who poured in 

upon the New Jersey shooting grounds that compelled 
that State in self defence U> pass a protective statute. 
This incursion of foreign hordes was in great measure 
owing to the earlier season for woodcock. Men. who 
could not afford to wait until the 1st of August in New- 
York State, crossed the ferry and speedily found them- 
selves in a game country whore they might kill to their 
heart's satisfaction without tear of constables and magis- 
trates. The difference in date is unnecessary and. we 
trust, may soon he remedied. The non-resident regu- 
lation is wise. It is coming into favor elsowhere. There 
is no just reason why the residents of one State — especially 
of such a small State as New Jersey — should have their 
game pillaged by their neighbors. 




Sitka, July 13. 
Editor Forest and Stream:— 
* Some day there is a steamer coming to bring to us 
exiles news from the outer world ; that is, we hope so. 
She is due once a month, on the 9th inst. ; last month 
the 23d brought her. and this, the 13th, has not been en- 
livened by her presence. So we live on, hoping. Our 
last dates are June 1st. 

A sojourn in Sitka is an era in a man's life time. He 
may have before, in the solitary wilderness of the Adi- 
rondack, or among the woods and mountains of Maine, 
or I he Provinces, shantied out under the bark roof, with 
his guide, and perhaps a companion and his dogs alone 
for company, fancied that he was "far from the madding 
crowd," but he was not-. A few days at the utmost would 
bring him again into the domain of the newspaper and 
telegraph, the hotel, cars, boats, and other elements of 
life. Here we are beyond the reach of all such luxuries. 
You see I rate the least of them now as higher than 
necessities. We lie here moored head and stern: four 
anchors ahead to the south-east (from whence, some day 
in the fall, we may expect strong gales), and two to the 
rear, in imitation of our old time mariner, St. Paul, who, 
I believe, set the example of anchoring over the stern. 
Ahead of us and to the right are beautifully wooded 
islands, so close that with my Remington a 10 degree 
elevation lands the bullet in the eight-inch bulls-eye of 
the target erected on the beach, in a spot where a rocky 
bluff, in the rear, saves us from the probability of slaught- 
ering clam-digging and berry-hunting squaws. In our 
rear, a mile distant, where the Straits of Olgo turn to the 
northward, a high wooded hill turn the bit of sea into a 
seeming lake. On our left is a row of high, densely 
wooded peaks, the summits of many of them still can- 
opied with snow, which at times is visible, and at others 
hidden by dense banks of clouds and mist, which, like the 
sh I ile cloth of Sable Mountain, roll over mid envelope 
them. At the foot of these moutains nestle two villages. 
The one to the left is the Indian Ranche ; that to the right 
the white settlement. The former is composed of one 
story log cabbins, built of very heavy timber. In the 
front, of each is a round hole at the head of a flight of 
steps, through which entry and exit are made. This row 
fronts the sea. and consists of perhaps fifty houses. Back 
of them the foot hills are dotted with little smoke-house 
like structures, painted red and white and blue, in which 
repose the ashes of their cremated dead. Between each 
pair of houses, canoes, both great and small, some of 
which will hold twenty or thirty paddles, are hauled up 
and covered with matting. These and blankets constitute 
wealth in this country. 

Just now the ranche is like the " Deserted Village.'' In 
winter perhaps a thousand Indians dwell there; now 
there are not a hundred. In all directions they are scat- 
tered, hunting the seal and sea otter, and fishing for their 
winter's supply of food. Our great guns bear frowningly 
upon them, but a corporal's guard could with safety 
undertake the task of quieting all sources of disorder, ex- 
cept the tongues of drunken squaws. These Indians are 
rapidly paying the penalty which all uncivilized races 
must pay when they come in contact with civilization. 
We christianize a very little, but we poison and kill a 
great deal. As the islanders of the Pacific have wilted 
away through the rum and diseases brought to them by 
" Christians ; " as the Chinese millions have yielded to 
the opium curse, taught them by Christians ; as our red 
men of the plains have fallen through the fire-water, and 
frauds of white men, so are [these tribes suffering from 
the curse ! They are not Indians, according to the ordi- 
nary acceptance of the term ; nor warriors, but simply a 
quiet, hard working lot of inferior men. Were it not for 
the vices they have learned front us they would not be as 
apt to commit outrages on whites or others, as would the 
same number of low class white men tempted by want, 
and unrestrained hy every form of government. 

But in branching off from the legitimate track for a 

Forest AMU STREAM letter, I'll tell yOU what the Indians 
aredoingfor the country, if development of great re- 
sources can be so called. Yesterday and the day before 
one boat, manned by eight Indians, caught in their seins 
thirteen tons- of salmon, which they delivered to the sal- 
mon canning establishment at Port Hunter. Now, if tb ese 
Indians received, as I believe they do, one dollar each per 
day, and the white men in charge of the boat three, it be- 
comes a simple problem. If thirteen tons of salmon cost 
$22. what does it cost per pound ? and at what price per 
pound can tltts be furnished to salmon eaters in the East? 
Throwing off one-third for wastage, we have 30,000 
pounds of raw salmon for $22. Of course, to this must 
beadded the usual cost of manufacture, tinning, interest, 
freight, etc., but the fact remains that these items paid, 
the raw material cost but little over one-tenth of a cent a 
pound 1 This may have been an exceptional catch, but a 
bad day's work is still more exceptional. I do not believe 
that, all things considered, a tinned pound of salmon, de- 
livered in San Francisco, will cost its producer above three 
cents. Upon a visit I saw over ten tons lying upon the 
tloor ; so said the superintendent, and I could well believe 
him ; and at the hour some eighty men had been at work 
two hours reducing the fish to pound packages. The sal- 
mon are in profusion here. At times the water is alive 
with them, but none of us have as yet been able to per- 
suade one to take hold of anything. "When wo see them 
they are too busy taking care of themselves. Huge herds 
of porpoises are among them, and black fish, all with an 
unlimited capacity for fish diet. 

The canning process is interesting. At a long table 
stands six or eight Indians, and to each a boy hands from 
the heap a salmon. With half a dozen rapid swishes 
with knives so sharp that they make one shudder at the 
probabilities, the fish is beheaded, disembowelled, and 
tin tinned (to coin a word), and slipped into a big tank of 
fresh water, from which another gang, on the opposite 
side, are constantly lifting them, and putting them 
through a final careful, but very rapid cleaning. So far, 
it is about as we clean our trout at noon-day r lunch and 
pipe on a trout brook, and the cook in the morning be- 
fore serving recleans. Then comes the ;cutting-up pro- 
cess. The length of a pound can is a fixed number of 
inches, and at these distances apart on a cylinder are re- 
volving chopping knives, and at one turn of the crank 
the salmon is cut into as many pieces as his length per- 
mits. These are passed along to other Indians, who in- 
sert in each can its load, consisting of a transverse sec- 
tion. From this out the process is the same as used in 
canning other meats, and all is performed by Indians, I 
have not yet seen a large fish. Mr. Hunter tells me that 
their biggest so far weighed forty-four pounds. None 
that I have seen w r ould go over twenty, and generally 
speaking a fifteen pound fish is counted a big one. There 
are, however, many such. If ono but reflects that all of 
these fish are taken in the spawniug season, and that a 
large proportion are females, it becomes evident that 
either the supply must be eventually- exhausted, or that 
it is practically inexhaustible. 

Hallock : this counting salmon by the ton is demoraliz- 
ing to a disciple of Father Isaac. All the poetry is knocked 
out of the lordly "salmo salar," and as for trout ! One 
of my hopes cf future happiness (in this world — I mean 
the other part of this world), is gone forever. I don't be- 
lieve that ever again I will be willing to tramp all day in 
a trout brook, and come home, tired, wet, and pleased 
because my ten pound creel is full. Why, I have only to 
drop this pen now and take it up again in two hours, and 
in the interval have caught as many half to a pound 
and a half trout as I could of cunners in the same length 
of time, were I off Cape Ann instead of here. I have 
though still one new sensation in store. Next mouth the 
salmon will crowd up the little rivers, where 1 now catch 
trout, so thickly that the Indians and bears and boys and 
hawks and squaws will scoop them out. And in a few 
weeks the ducks will come, and grouse be in. condition, 
so there is something left. 

We have a curious climate here. It rains considerably, 
but as yet we have had more pleasant than unpleasant 
weather: but in the rainiest day the atmosphere is not 
damp. Wet clothes hung undor the awnings will dry ; 
our cigars and tobacco remain free from mould and mil- 
dew, and our guns keep easily in good order. I have suf- 
fered more from dampness in one day at New York and 
other places in the Sound, than I have here altogether. 
We have a healthy temperature, 54 to 64 degrees, and all 
keep in good condition, and hope to till we see you again. 
Yours truly, Piseco. 

—Sharp's Rifle Co., of Bridgeport, Conn., have just 
Issued a new illustrated catalogue of their arms, &c, in 
which large reduction in prices are noted. It cont a ins 
much matter of interest to sportsmen, notably that relat- 
ingto Express Rifles and'ammunition, in which the much 
discussed subject is briefly but intelligently and exhaust- 
ively treated. Military marksmen will find the article 
relative to steeFshellsfor short range and gallery practice, 
of practical benefit. We advise our readers to send to the 
Sharp's Company for a copy, which will be mailed to any 
one on application. 

\M f *h 

A Worthy Officer.— The New Haven Register of 
August 11th, says that Major James E. Stetson, brigade 
inspector of target practice on General Smith's staff, 
being about to leave that city for three months on an ex- 
tended tour of the extreme western States and Territi tries, 
tendered his resignation to the General, wbo, instead of 
accepting it, forwarded it to the Adjutant-General disap- 
proved, but recommended and requested that the Major 
be granted leave of absence for three months instead. 
By this course the services of a superior officer will be 
saved to the brigade. Capt. J. L. Woodbridge was ap- 
pointed to fill the temporary vacancy. Major Stetson is 
not only one of the best shots in the State, but has been 
inspector of rifle barrels for the Winchester Arms Co. of 
New Haven several years, and his western tour is for the 
purpose of explaining and introducing the new Hotchkiss 
or Bolt gun, which bids fair to revolutionise the military 
arms of this country. As an expert on arms or ammuni- 
tion the Major has but few equals. Capt. Woodbridge, 
who fills Iris vacancy in the interim, is a veteran shot, 
thoroughly posted and equal to any emergency. The 
Major is having made a handsome gold badge or medal, 
to be presented to the member of the Connecticut National 
Guard making the highest score in the "Individual 
Match," upon the occasion of the brigade rifle tourna- 
ment, occurring about October 1. It will be valued at 
about fifty dollars. 

Creedmoor Prospects.— At the regular meeting of the 
Board of Directors, National Rifle Association, held Aug. 
5th, the Committee on programme presented the follow- 
ing schedule of contests for the seventh annual fall meet- 
ing of the association, which will commence on Tuesday, 
Sept. 16th : 1. Directors' Match, 200 yards, directors only; 
2. Judd Match, 200 yards, military rifle, all comers ; 3. 
Short Range Match, 200 yards, any rifle, all comers ; 4. 
Champion's Match, 200, fiOO, and 1,000 yards, any rille. ten 
rounds at each range, all comers, gold, silver, and bronze 
championship medals and cash prizes ; 5. Cavalrv Matches, 
200 and 800 yards, five rounds at each, for carbines and 
State troops armed therewith, teams of six ; 6. Cavalry 
(State) Match, same, but teams of seven men and seven 
rounds, stated prizes ; 7. Gatling Match, teams of twelve 
men from all companies of New York State troops, 500 
yards, prizes, a Gatling gun and other prizes ; 6. Army 
and Navy Journal Match, teams of twelve from any mil- 
itary or navaJ organization in the United States* rifle 
issued to corps, 500 yards, prizes, a trophy- worth .$750, 
and other prizes: 9. New York State Match, teams of 
twelve men from all New York State organizations, usual 
military conditions, four prizes, worth $750 : 10. First 
Division Match, same conditions, but for First Division 
troops only, prizes valued at $222 ; 11. Second Division 
Match, same conditions, but for Second Division only ; 12. 
Laflin & Rand Match, military, but seven rounds, individ- 
ual members of military corps, prizes aggregating ijffiffl) ■ 
13. Inter-State Match, one team from troops of each State 
or Territory, military conditions, prizes, '' Soldier of Mar- 
athon "and other prizes: 14. Short Range Team, teams 
of four from anv rifle club or military organization in the 
United States, 200 and 800 yards, stated prizes ; 15. Inter- 
national Military Match, teams from Army and National 
Guard and any foreign country; 10. Military Champion- 
ship Match ; 17. Inter-State Long Range Match, teams of 
four men, usual conditions ; 18. Wirnbleton Cup Match, all 
American citizens, 1,000 yards, thirty rounds, for the 
Wimbledon Cup and other prizes ; 19. A match at 000, 
800, and 1,000 yards; 20. The Running Deer Match. 
Seven rounds in all matches when not otherwise stated. 

The committee believe that cash prizes would be 
more acceptable than the usual trophies. Col. J. H. 
Cowperthwaite was elected Executive Officer ; Major 
James H. Jones, Statistical Officer ; and Hon. D. W. 
Judd, Financial Officer of the meeting. The amend- 
ments to the general regulations governing matches at 
Creedmoor were then taken up, and the following changes 
made -. Movable rear sights are to be permitted on mili- 
tary guns ; sights may be colored in any- manner ; slings 
may be used to assist, ih lessening the recoil of guns ; fixed 
rests will be allowed at distances over 600 yards, where 
the conditions of a match do not prohibit their use : no 
more than four competitors will be allowed at a single 
target: two competitors will not be permitted to use the 
same gun in a match ; no match shall be shot with less 
than ten competitors. Major Jones, the Secretary, was 
authorized to submit a new plan for deciding " ties " at 
the next meeting of the board. 

Creedmoor — July 30. — The New York Rifle Club met 
at Creedmoor to-day to shoot for the • • Donaldson" tro- 
phy^ under the following conditions: 200 and 300 yards ; 
off-hand ; number of shots, seven at each distance"; win- 
ners once will be handicapped one point at each distance ; 
winners twice will be handicapped two points at each 


4 5 4 4 




.4 3 G 4 4 6 


m . 

Totnl, 01. 


4 4 4 5 


4 4 4 4 4—37 

4 6 3 4-25 

3 5 8 5 4 4-27 

3 3 4 4-25 

4 3 5 3 4 4— -m 

3 3 4 4 3 8—24 

F. i- DOKAIJJ30N. 

200 4 3 4 5 4 8 3-28 I 300 4 4 2 3 4 3-20 

Total, 48. 

Mr. Howlett having won the badge twice, was handi- 
capped four (4) points, leaving Mr. Alder the winner. 



Ceebdmoor— August <'.. — Tlie Nem York Rifle Club mei 

for weekly practice to-day. In - 1 tin ; i the "C. E. 

Blydeubuigh Badge," 300 yards, off-hand, at the word of 
command, the following soores were made : — 


E. B. Barker 3 4 4 14 8 4 4 4 5-39 

F. J.Drmiildson, .4 14 3 1 1 1 4 4 5-40 1 3il 
W. H. Bunlap... 4 4 5 5 2 4 4 5 4 3-40 S 3s 

J. W.Mangani S 4 i 1 3 5 4 3 I 4—38 38 

A. J. Hewlett 4 B 4 4 1 3 1 1 S 5-87 37 

Fred Aider 3 4 3 4 4 3 ! 3 4 i— 30 30 

V. Duly 4 4 3 I I 4 3 4 5 0-:S5 35 

N. tVTj'onnell. ..-.4 3 4 ;; ;.i 4 4 4 1 31 

A. Mclunis 1 3 3 -1 3 3 3 4-27 27 

Iii shooting off the tie on 39 Mr. Barker won. In the 
competition for the J. B. and H. D. Bl yd en burgh Badge 
that followed, shooting off-hand, at 500 yards, the follow- 
ing were, the best scores made : — 

N.O'Donnell. 4 i 5 i 6 4 4 5-4 

A. J. Kowlett 5 5 8 5 3 5 5 2 4 5-4;; 

V.Daly 5 6 4 5 3 2 4 4 4 .J— 40 

W. H. Dunlap , 2 14 3 fi 5 5 4 2 3-37 

E. B. Barker 45 8. 428325 4— 34 

A. M. Mclnnis 2 8 4 3 3 3 5 3 4-2S 

In a match that followed between Mr. V: ,1, Donaldson 
and Mr. J. W. Mangam. at 500 yards, off-hand, both 
using open-sight military rides, Mr. Donaldson won, 
making 23 out of a possible 25. 

{&JHTOTZEN Festiv At,,— The New York Schuotzon Corps, 
Captain D. Cf. Yuengling celebrated tlieir 22d annual fes- 
tival at Union Hill August 4, 5, and 6. Mr. J. Ilimer, 
last year's Konig. and tlie Schuetzcns of Brdgeport, Conn.j 
were presen t. 

VwmOXT— Bratttebora, August 8.—- Fort Bummer vs. 
Fuller Battery. The Battery used the Springfield musket, 
and the Fort Dm inner sporting rifles. The match was 
concluded at 2 o'clock tins afternoon, the score standing 
as follows : — 


Bogota 4 5 4 5 2 3 4 3 4 5-39 

Dairy 4 5 3 4 i 5 5 4 3 4-41 

Childs 4 4 15 4 5 3 1! 4—11 

Steams 4 44354433 4—38 

Lamb 4 o 4 3 i 4 8 i 4 i-st 

gawley . ..115555444 4-44 

Howe 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3-3(1 

French 3 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 5 2—35 



Shields 4 3 3 3 5 4 4 4 4 4-38 

Reed 5 3 3 3 4 3 3 5 4 4-311 

. 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 14 3-39 

gilbert 4 4 3 8 2 3 2 3-24 

Cobb 2 3 4 4 -1 3 3 4 4—31 

Nesbeu « 4 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 3-28 

Unarm 3 3 15 3 5 4 5 4 3— 39 3 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 3—35 

Total 887 

Connecticut— Collinsi'ille, August 6.— Canton Rod and 
Gun Club, Riverside Range ; practice meeting at 200 
yards ; off-hand : — 

MASS. e. 

Hull ...10 11 10 10 11 10 11 10 10 11 104-44 

Andrews 9 18 8 7 5 12 10 9 11 7 DO— 13 

Lewis 2 9 5 8 8 1.1 11 11 8 10 83-40 

—Mr W, H. Jackson, captain of the American team of 
1878. is making a tour of theCanadas, partly with a view, 
it is said, of getting a Canadian team to visit Creedmoor 
the O ailing fall. At the same time the -'gallant captain' 
intends showing the " Kauuckers " how to handle a rifle 
before the butts, he purposing, it is given out, to partici- 
pate in a few matches before returning home. 

Massachusetts— Walnut BUI, August 6.— The long- 
range match Trent on to-day with a fairly large attend- 
ance of riflemen and spectators. The weather was delight- 
ful, but the wind, a " 9 to 10 o'clock," proved somewhat 
annoying to the marksmen, at the 1,000 yards distance 
especially, In consequence, Mr. Sumner, "who had gone 
back from the 900 yards with a fine 148 out of a possible 
150, had to content himself with 211 at the three distances, 

SOO 5 55555555555 5 B 5—75) 

900 5 5 5 5 B 5 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 6— 73 ,211 

1,000 1 40 5855 38 65645 5 — 63 i 


800 5 5455563555554 5—71) 

900 5 5 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 5-09 V20T 

1,000 5 5 3 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 3 5 5 4 3— 67 ) 


800 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5—74/ 

900 4 f> 4 5 5 4 5 4 5 -1 5 4 3 5— 07 j- 204 

1,000 3 35 5 5455 5 54434 3-031 

Walnut Hill, August 9. — There was not so large a num- 
ber ot riflemen present as usual, owing to the absence of 
many prominent marksmen in the country, Forty -three 
well-known shots faced the '• butts," and took advantage 
of the weather conditions to put in good scores in the first 
competition at 300 yards, in which brilliant shooting was 
done by Mr. J. C. Mattoon, who achieved the elegant score 
of 34 out of a possible 35 at 300 yards, off-hand, and this 
is believed to he, by the shooters here, the best score on 
record at this distance. The day was propitious for good 
soores, the wind giving no trouble, blowing at the begin- 
ning of the match from the north down the range and 
indicating 12 o'clock. The sky was overcast, and the dark 
clouds which flitted across the horizon made the light 
exceedingly bad for good sighting, and the little eight- 
inch bull at this distance looked very, very small, and was 
very hard to find b}' the "bulls-eye destroyers." The 
range presented an animated appearance, as the long-range 
rre occupied by a party of Lawrence gentlemen, 
and the military were out in large numbers. Among the 
many spectators was Mr. "A. A. Parker, of Chicago, whose 
reputation as a first-class" shot is well known here. Mis 
capital shooting at mid-range, off-hand, was thoroughly 
enjoyed by the riflemen. The spectators were numerous", 
and many" ladies graced the range. The best stood : — 

.1.0. Mattoon ... 5 4 5 5 5 5 5-34 I J. Borden 444434 .5— 28 

E. B. Souther.... 4 5 5 i :i 5 fc go 4;. p. Klob.'dson 4 5 3 4 4 4 4—28 
C. U. MeiggS 5 3 3 5 1 5 4 -39 I W. E. Guerrier. 1 1 3 5 4 4 3-37 

Medford, August 9.— The mid-range match at Bellevue 
range was well attended. The light" proved exceedingly 
bad, and the wind also added to the discomfort, blowing 
in all directions and very unsteadily. Messrs Wilhing 7 - 
ton and Teele carried off the honors of the day, cartons 
counting six. Below is the summary, 500 yards : — 
H. Wlthington. . 4 8 6 6 5 6 5-36 I W. Henry .....844568 4—33 

J. R. Teele (1 4 4 5 5 (i U— 38 H. Ldmfuuls . 3 5 5 5 4 5 3—30 

T. R,. Tones 5 6 4 6 4 6 5— 34 | J. Biooards ; 6 4 2 3 5-28 

—Natick us, Cochituate. The Cochituate Sportsman's 
club accepted the challenge of the Natick Spori m. 
club, and the match took place at Whitney s grounds, 

Natick. on the Villi. The conditions were : 80 balls, ten 
BogarduS, ten double, and ten rotary, with eight contest- 
ants, four on aside. The Natick team carried Off the hon- 
ors by two balls, as the following score will show :— 


in-i 10 1111110-8) 

w.w. - D-l o-o 010 1 I t— 65-80 

I R-l 11110 110 0-7 I 

\ HI 110 1111-7) 

Jmlson Hall - !>-] I 1-3 '-H; 

( i: -1 1 1 1 1 II 1-0 \ 

i 1.1-1.1 1 n 1—2] 

....-' 13-1 II I II 1 1-3 ( - 9 

IR-O 1 II 1 1 1-1 \ 

(B-0 1110 1111 1—8) 

D 1 0—1 5-17 

( li-ii 110 111111-8 

V. \V. (Jill.. 

J. H. Wright, M. 11.. 


(B-0 11110 110 1—7) 

Ralph Benl -{ D-l 1 110 1 -5 -la 

. , U— 1 11 1 1 1 II 1 -6 -1 

I lt-1 1 1 1 1 II 1-0 ) 

1 13-0 11001000 0—3) 

George Leaob' ■: D— o d [ - 5 

(R-U 00010100 0— 2j 

IB— 10000111 1—5) 

J.N.C'ochrau < D-0 10 10 11 1-5 i-M 

I R-l 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1-9 i 

O rand total 00 

— A sweepstake match for prizes followed, with the fol- 
lowing result out of a possible 3 : C. W. Gill, 5 : C. W. 
Hall, 5 ; J. Hall, I : J. N. Cochran. 4 ; F. Stevens, •! : J. 
Locker, 4 : J. H. Wright, 3 ; Ralph Bent, 3 : G. A. Leach, 
2. The first prize lies between C. W. Hall and C. W. Gill, 
who tied on 5. while the second went to J. Locker, and 
the third to ,1. 11. Wright, M.D. 

Medford, August 8.— There was not 'so large an attend- 
ance as usual at the last meet of this growing and popu- 
lar organization, owing to the weal her conditions. How- 
ever, capital results were obtained. In the glass-ball 
shooting Mr. G. B. Blanchard carried off the honors of 
the day, followed closely by Mr. Kirkwood, from single, 
double, and rotary traps. Below is the result :— 

G.B. Blanchard 10 8 9—87 A. L. Smith. ... 

t). Kirkwnod 9 9 8-2S ! .1. R. Telle 

W. B. Wi Iherell '81 10-25 | If. B. Morris* . 

....98 8-25 
...77 8—22 
...8 5 5-16 

Boston. Mammoth Gallery. — The regular August 
monthly prize shoot has begun with good shooting, several 
competitors following closely in each other's steps for 
leading place. Following is tho summary, 150 feet ; 
rounds, 8 ; possible, 40 : — 

U.A. Pollard 4 5 5 5 4 5-1 5—37 

4 4 1 4 5 4 5 5-35 

5 4 4 4 4 15 5-35 

4 4 5 4 4 4 5 5-35 

5 4 4 6 4 4 4 5—85 

4 4 4 1 5 5 5 4-35 

5 5 4 4 5 4 4 4-35 
.,5544544 4—35 

George W. Morse 

H.A. Hopkinson 

Charles Tupper 

O. W. Clapp 

George Bstes 

M.O/.lohnson .. 

George M. Smith 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4—35 

New JERSEY — Brinton Range, August. 0, — Winchester 
match ; third competetion ; thirty-two entries ; best 
scores ; 200 yards : — 

A How- 
Name. Rifle. Score. ance. T'l 

F, J. Donaldson Military. ..444 5 5 1 4 5 5 5-45 3 48 

.1. W. Todd Sporting.. 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 — 4(1 

E.M.Sqilier Spurting .5145515545 — 40 

F. Alder Sporting. . 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 4 5 — 46 

P. H. Helton Military. ..4 4 4 4 5 5 4 4 5 4—13 3 40 

T. Fit/. Sperling. . 4 5 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 4 — 45 

I). F. Davids Military ... I I 4 •! 5 4 4 5 4 4— 42 3 45 

F.L.Sheldon Military... 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 4— 41 3 44 

Col. C. H. Huughti'ii. .Sporting. . 5 1 1 1 5 3 5 4 4 5 3 414 

.I.F. Hill Sporting. 4 4 3 1 5 1 5 54 4 - 42 

II. A. Vail Military .44 1 434444 4—39 — 42 

J.K.Green Military... 3 4 3 1 3 1 1 3 3 5— 30 — 39 

Same Day. — Association match ; fifth competition ; 
twenty-two entries : — 

F. Alder 5 5 5 4 5 4 5 4 5 6—47 

F.Fitz 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 1 5 4—47 

H. Fisher 3 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 4 5— JS 

.T.W.Todd 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 5 5-44 

D. F.Davids 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 4-44 

Col. C. H. Houghton 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 3-43 

R T.Davis 4 8 3 4 4 4 3 3 5 4—37 

.I.K.Green 3 44344434 3—36 

August 7.— Sixth long-range competition won by M. J. 
Graham ; Rathbone and the winner both subject to hand- 
icap, but with one point of difference in favor of Graham : 

5 5 5 6 5 5 6 5 5 3 2 2 2-61 j 

800 5 4 


1,000 5 5 3 1 G 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3 3-07 1 

Columbia Rifle Association— WasJidmgton, D, 0.~ 
The second announced contest for the Harkness Badge 
on the all-summer series, took place a! Benning's to-day. 
Light clouds gave the steady grav light that so overjoys 
the old rifleman's heart, but the wind was provokingly 
tricky from seven o'clock, and strong enough to cause 
"mag.," or even an outer for the unwarv. All the con- 
testants led off at 800 yards with centers ; but on the next 
round the Colonel "got on" for a fine hulJ's-eye, and, 

with one close exception, on his fifth round, stain i 

the remainder of the string, making 73. Laird followed 
with a hard-earned 71, while Lauritzen, who was treated 
by a sudden puff to an " unaccountable," got but 05. At 
ilOO yards the Colonel found the bull on the first round, 
got off it on the third, again narrowly missed it on the 
eighth and eleventh rounds, and wound up with a total 
of 72 to Laird's 86 and Lauritzeus 04. The 1.000 yards' 
. trying, but Colonel Burnside fought 
through pluckily and dropped only two points in the 
string, winding up with 73 points to the good and an ag- 
gregate of 318, the best yet made in a regular match on 
the Columbian range. The scores are as follows : — 


SOOynrds 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5-74 

•Mi yards ,.5 5 4 5 5 5 5 1 r, 5 4 5 5 5 5-72 

,000 yards 5 5 5 4 5 4 G 5 5 5 5 5 5 1 5-73 

Total . 218 


800 yards 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 i 5 5 5 5-71 

MOyurds 1 5 i 1 3 3 E 6 5 S D 5 5 -1 4—8(1 

i,000 yards 4 5 5 S -J 5 I 5 i i 6 i 5 4 5-04 

v, j.LAL-nrrzEN. 

Bdgyards i 5 5 1 i '. ii i 5 3 i 6 

MlOyards .. 1 3 4 i 6 5 3 4 ! : , i , ; 

MWOyaras i i 5 3 r, \ r> i i 3 5 :■ i I 1 k 

Total iu2 

The Harkness badge match will be shot every Saturday, 
weather permitting, until November 1, when each con- 
testant's best three scores will lie aggregated, and the one 
having the highest will be declared winner of one of the 
finest and most valuable badges aver shot for in this 
country. The prediction has hen M-nlnied by some of 
the members of I he ( '. ft, A. that the winning scores will 

■ i ..lav, August 2, the Columbias had their third 

ss Badge. Out of the seven 

belong to the Association, only four 

being the new comer. Dr. Scott. A 

a things I'avorahlras far as l,.w lr;i - 

ned, but tho glare g ;n-and- 

s to the " bull," so~ that his "eye" 

Jid the wind was shifty in direc- 

ven o'clock. Time 

the firing point and 

. So did Dr. Scott 

shoot for tr 

entered, ont 

men wh 

of then 

est at se 

At 000 1 ui n 

tables; and, 

the cent. 


illowed up 

again ; but 

id netted a 

Ired yards, 

while the 

circle, and 

Colonel rolled up 

able, however, 

e wind 

will, a 

'. The 

a toted 



ter " at 


jectories were c 
sugary " unstea 
fairly 'win loo ; 
(ion and force, standing ol'te 
being called, Colonel Burnsid. 
handled his shooting-iron for i 
and Laird. On his fourth round 
to the pennants gave the Color 
by a center before lie got the li 
ail the while Dr. Scott bl aged 

olean string to the Colonel's 7i 
however, Burnside turned the 

Doctor got blown oil twice in 
once as far as the magpie's nest, tl 
fifteen bulls without a break. Neitl 
to hold the fine start thus gained at 1,000 yards, tl: 
proving too treacherous, and Laird came in ahead 
capital 69 considering the diflieullies in (he «-ai 
Doctor came next with 08. and Colonel Burnsid 
up 67. The result was a tie for the Doctor and the (. 
at 213, the former leading with the fewest inners. 
208 should have been better, but for a gustv "on 
800 yards. The following are the leading "shot-f 
scores : — 

l) H. 8. 8COTT. 

800 yards 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 r, 5 5 5—75 

900 yards 5 5 4 5 3 5 5 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 5-71 

1,000 yards 4 5 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 3 5 5 5 4 5-118 

Total.... ::ii 


800 yards 5 5 5 3 15 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5—72 

flOO yards 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5-75 

1,000 yards 3 4555 5 555445 4 3 5-8T 


800 yards 5 5555255554555 5-71 

900 yards 5 6 5 5 1 5 4 4 4 1 5 5 5 5 5 -lis 

1,000 yards 5 5 4 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 i 4 4-«9 

Colonel Bnrnside's score in (his match is now the lead- 
ing one, with an aggregate as follows : — 

Saturday, July 19 :;u3 

Saturday, July 20 :„>ls 

Saturday, August 2 , 314 

Total (135 

— M. T. Partello, of "Washington. D, G, the celebrated 
long-range shot, is an applicant for one of the vacant, 
second lieutenancies, U. S. A., and has been ordered to 
West Point for examination. 

Illinois— Clieiago , July 20.— At the shoot for the Giles 
Brothers' silver cup by the George H. Thomas Ride Club 
to-day the following was the score : 

Austin t 5 4 4 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 5 4-07 

Tyrrell 4 3 5 5 5 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 5-66 

Church 4 3 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 4 5 4—03 

Freeman 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 4. 6 5 4 3 4 5 4—63 

Smith 4 4 5 3 1 4 1 5 1 4 4 5 4 4 4—83 

Drury 4 5 4 4 14 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 -t — til 

Hobbg 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 3 3 3 5 5-ii) 

Chenwith 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 5-5(1 

Eireherdt 3 4 4 4 5 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 1 4-5H 

Highy 5 1 4 8 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 (1 4 4 3-68 

Nye 3 43444443432 3 3 4-52 

200 yards; offhand. O.K. 

Minnesota.— The Minneapolis ride club have elected 
the following officers ; President, Dr. A. F. BUiot ; Vice- 
President, S. W. Hankinson ; Secretary, H. L. Ashlej ; 
Treasurer. K Raehner. An executive commute was also 
selected to take charge of the recently secured rifle range 
on the East Side of the river, provide targets, etc. This 
committe consists of Drs. Elliot and Skinner, Hoblet, 
Hankinson and Quant. 

The club deeeled to have practice meetings at 2 o'clock 

cultural Lxposhion and Trotting Chcuit— to be held that 

time, to hold a grand tournament for the riflemen of the 

Callfornly. — The rifle tournament of regulars for posi- 
tions on the Creed moor team was concluded at Presidio 
range, August 2d. The following are the highest twelve 
scores, the makers of which will represent the Pacific, di- 
vision :— Sergeant Woodall, 210: Sergeant Wells, 21:.;; 
Lieutenant Landis, 2-10 ; Lieutenant P.outelle, 2-i!) ; Lieu- 
tenant Gordon, 238 : Sergeant Hickcy, 233; Captain Mil- 
ler, .220; Lieutenant Anderson. 220; Lieutenan: Bloom, 
226; Corporal Harniau, 226; Corporal Wilson, 225; Pri- 
vate Jackson, 225. 

The California marksmen have found a new idol in Mr. 
John Ruth of Oakland. Recently, at Piedmont Springs, 
Mr. Ruth in shooting at glass balls, broke 48 and 40 out of 
50, and 08 and 09 out of 100. lie also broke 12 out of 50 
by raising and firing the rifle with one band. Prepara- 
tions are being made for a match between Ruth and a no- 
tod shot of Utah, for a purse ot $200. The gentlemen are 
to shoot at 500 glass bails, Mr. Ruth using a Ballard ride 
and his opponent a shot-gun. M r. Ruth opens a challenge 
to the world. He proposes to beat the best record ever 
made by Carver, 885 out of 1,000 glass balls. 

Louisiana— New Orkons, August ;>.— Theehief interest 

to-day centered in the contest foil the Mobile trophy, The 
absence of the Louisiana field team, which on three con- 
secutive occasions made the highest scores, and which 
yesterday was off with the command on an official visit 
to DonafdsonviUe, left the held open to the Washington 
and the Continentals, As will be seen from tho scores 
given below, some good scoring was made, especially by 
Rosenberg, Selph and Arms. The winning team's score, 



888, is equal to tl jrefc made, -while that of the 

Continental team is the besl it has vet made, The sum 
jnarv— Jnter-State and Mobile trophy : fifth competition. 
Under the new ru! • [ire 'live winnings to on- 

'I'l -," ' -i.'H di ie, - and 500 yards ; teams 61 

eight: seven shots a 1 each range, witli military rifles. The 

■ on Hi- Bret, second, and third times by the 

Louisiana Field Artilery (earn, the scores being 865, 396, 
and S45, ahd the f mrrtl | bhe Washington Artttefj 

345 : — 

Tin; WASHINGTON A hth.M-iiiy. 


i i n 00 t r> i i 4 i ft 39 

ft ft I I ft I I :i I BOO . 

4 l 5 3 3 4 1-SH 

I'll Sul.TON. 

iliD i ;, i | i t mi 500 i Mil ::i 

Jj 1 4 i 4 ft 831500 ' 2 i i t •: ft ::-!-M 

Total, 17, 


| l ' ml ;: ;i ! I it ft t'.l 

Total, i-'i 
gihQ . :; ii 4 ft i :: a 2<J 500 1048 ll ( 2-17 

3fl0 l 2 2 2 2 8 i 00 0- 

ii ,, . 

\ riMivrw, i.i; \Kiis. 

■ I I i i I 3-ff I 500 •"• •• I 4 ft ft ft-ftl 

SOB ii'. .!.',:> ,5 o 4 Z 4 2 3HM 

ro it, ' 


i . : i 3 4— ',500 ... 4 2 5 S i 2 8— 32 


-in ; i-83 I'M ., ...S 8 ■" i 15 

M \ CTHV. 

...8 2 4 4 8 4 B— 231,300.. . ft 2 ft' 8 2-14 


l'iki i : , .; i i ii a 500 .-. II » ft a 2 0-10 

— The individual match for the handsome pair of field 
ie donation of the Crescenl City Rifle Club, dfe- 
' yards, live shots ami unlimited entry, which was 
started last Sunday, and left at the mercy of Lieutenant 
Dudley Selph, with his score of 32 points out of possible 
35, was continued yesterday. Lieutenant SeJph's score 
was not Overcome, The match will be finished next Sun- 

The German Shooting Society, of Charleston, 8. C also 

elected new officers, vi"/.. : A. Melchers, President: J.F. 

r ,t Vii.'e-I'resideul :11. W. Mollenhauer. Second 

ident; W. Fischer. Third Vice-President : D. 

Lilienthal. Shooting-master: C. F. Luebs, Treasurer: A. 

F. Melchero, Secretary. 

The Eli. tin Sui.ei.0 BoOEBS.— This match, of which the 
iven in our columns, 
y rain storm had set 
tinning well into the 
ind shifted, the hazy 

results have ahead. 
took place on the 34th ult. A he; 

j the preceding night, cfl 
morning, but before mid-day the 
n driven aci i ky, 

all that could be desired. As the t 
at tlie son yards firing points, thei 

tendance* til sped 'i ■ ■ 'Irsv was (nltilled, for the 

i:,, i'i. ft I.. i I i.i' I • at this first: distance, and 

, ,-iiey fell off 22 al tioo, they handsomely covered; 

The men v.. r, mi thelrmetal from thevery first ronnil, 

-,,.1. ; ,M.. ug i the wind was troubles* 

,L. At the close Scotland had 

,,.; : ■ ,' • .. ■ . After a short li 

The rnisi 

soon followed by a slip for Thorburn 

II, were pulling down the Scotch Sgur 
range ¥.• < ' >nt of the match, 


■. the shoot 
81, Ireland 509~ 

cheon the work 
3 of MeKenzie, 
:41ier for 
At tin's 
hile Ire- 

land ha;; n i ■■ ■ ■ . and m iW led by ten points; vi/:. : 

Ireland. 1 . 1 1 1 S : Sr, .ft , .■, '■ En land D99. The shoot- 
ing a t ii,, ■ ; ■ ."!■ li- -crllent, considering the 
state, of v. in i ■'■, ' .■■■!'■■: The shooting was steady, 

and ' ■" ' : '' l '' 11 '' iMl ■ |lli '' t0 thelrish 

i the ill-luck of breaks and trasses. Humphrev. 
of the English team, made the best individual score in the 

match. 3111) out of a possible '.'2-'), lloyd. of Scotland, second, 
with 198, anil John Rigby. of Ireland, third, with 185. 
Last year there were twelve individual 3core8'oi SOOand 
The following are t he scores , 

.SCOT! ', i 

ni\ te MeViitie. 

■i. Boyd. 

b i, 

,i; r 

Lieut, Mol 


IK i 

w, caw ■ 






| ,. Ounlap. 


,. ,50 m 

.i I , uzie. 

08 I 
.ftft -1st 

goo.: ::: b*-i»j 


Graiifl/l'otal ' b 5 "-' 1 

Lt. ..... 

Mr. Dvas .... 6« 03 

i-;.. til fit 

Mr. John-i 

Mr.Mc.rCoima. o9 US 

;" - 

. , , . 

.ft to •■ 

LtCul.l'i-ntou 68 lift 

. mi 8) 

BirH.Halford. BO 61 

Lt. Toller lift 60 

ft i . «3 fit 
Mr. Tumi i 
Capt. Philip 

1,494 Grand tc, tal li*82 

The next Buudesschicsson. of Germany, will be held in 
1881, at Munich, Bavaria, 

pnife |?;?f, mfd <§////, 

ii,. i'ii\h,iitiu minor. 

Blacli-nellic'l plover, ox-eye, 

.S'ljim/iirn/,! Iirlr,-liru. 

itiiiK pile, ,-. tflalitt piij* ' 

mat tix. 
Stilt, or lonjt-HlinnkK, Hi»mnt«- 

IIU,- ll'mrirnllis. 

Iti'il-heasletl snipe, OJ (hvitrlier, 

M,lrrnrlinii\i,li.l iirurin, 

* ill New York and Oregon only 

■■ liny iiinis " generally, Inoludin 

piper, snipe, curlew-, eyster-cutflie 

etc., COmlllg iiiuler the group Li 

States permit prairie fowl (pinnate 

lin, Limot, i feSoa. 

Wlllet, Tnlaiivs s,„tipnlir,ntiis. 
Tut tier. Tiilttnus mdiuiotnicm. 
Vellmv-s'iianks. Totamis fforijif. 

s spoclea oi plover, Band 
ird, phalaj'opes, avocets, 




i hi 


Buffed Gro 

Sep l i 

Octl to Ift.l, l,,M,v 

Sep 1 to 1 1 l let 

AliB- 14 toiftet I .Sept 
AiiK'.'Slo.laii llAujj' 
Ails lftto I'eM 
Aupl to Feb l| 

Connecticut Woodcock Shootbhs.— The c. .mmunicii- 
lion referred to below was sent to us by a, most reliable 
and trustworthy correspondent who, we have had every 
reason to believe, has the fads in his possession. If any 
of the New Haven firm Club members bare been wrongly 
accused, we should be the tirsl to relieve them from 
any stain. But it is a notorious fact that woodcock have 
been killed. Can our friends tell us who did kill them? 

New Haven— Any. b.— Editor Foresi and Stream:— la 

your issue of July :11s!, you published 

•iter claims to have been informed on 

mthoritv that members of the New Haven Gnu 

uive been shooting -woodcock since the middle of 

1 doubt very much if yo.ur correspondent can 

n- back his statement. I'have been investigatm- 

utter very carefully, and have not found any rea- 

that any member of the New Haven Gun 

woodcock or any game birds this season 

as had the name of shooting woodcock for 

nth until now. but; I know it to be a fact that 

l shooting only plovers. If a report of a gun 

utside of the city limits, members are ac- 

ig birds out of season. The East Haven 

irlv and the well-known restaurant keeper of New 

a.v'eii me not nieiubi-t's of the New Haven Gun Club. I 

good and reliable authority that 

is not shot a bird this season. I 

- r e,ilmr not to jump at conelu- 

Bbating rumors he hears, but to 

.facts, I have traced several of 

n most cases that they came from 


in wb 

Club 1 

son to belie 
Club has si 
One ineiube. 
the last 
he has I 
is heart 


have been informed 
the Fast Haven part 

would advise your o< 

sions, or believe all 

confine himself mor 

these rumors, and fir 

parties who are poor _ 

correspondent knew of any members of the club who ha* e 

been shooting game this "season, and would report their 

names to the chairman of the business directors, it would 

be investigated, and the rules and by-laws would bem- 

f breed, _ X. 


ArBi/nx. June 2, 1879. 

Editor Forest mid Stream .- 
I have read with interest l 
from time to time in the I 
led thereby to furnish son 
have been made with my gu 

barrel, made to order ivy M 

trious gun tests as gi\ en 
I :n Stream, and am 
perimentB which lately 
his is a 10 guage, double 
Ai.hols & Le F;-,-er, of 

1 paid 8125. It is a beautiful 
eel barrels, and weighs 9J 
iked, and the left is an ex- 

Syraciise. N. \.. fo 
gun, is SO inch) D 
pounds. Both ban 
treme choke. 

A few days ago, Joint Eozecrans, Esq., of this city— 
an ardent sportsman and a fine shot — male the following 
targets with the gun in my presence. The powder used 
was Dupont's FFG sporting. The shot were common 
soft shot and \{ - oz., measured by Dixon's measure, and 
struck Off even with the top, was used at each distance. 

The experiment was made at varum; ■!■-, \-.r, mid 
with Nos. 4. ft. IS. 7, 8 shot. Each ounce of shot by actual 
count contained the following number of pellets to the 
ounce: 154. ISO. J'.", 1 . ;iot>. 4I1S. It will be seen that the 
,-h, ,1 were under the usual size and numbered more to the 
oz. than Tatham's shot. 

The distance from the shooter to the target (which was 
common tariret paper pinned on to a high board fence 
and eaeli marked with a lit! inch circle) was, by careful 
measurement, 40 yds.. 5fj yds., and 8(vyds. The gun did 
its work as follows: 

At forty vards. using 4 drachms of powder and li oz.. 
, i ,;i -'hut (firing each barrel n,,,-..,. Ihe right barrel 
placed in the circle 153 pellets; while the left placed in a 
similar circle Kit pellets. It the same distance and target, 
using +3 d whins of powder and thesamo charge Hi oz.) 
No. U shot, the right barrel gave a pattern of IBi (fanng 
once), while the left (fired twicei gave ■'.■'A and 24 7 pellets 
in fche circle. At, the same distance and target with 4} 
drachma of powder and 1} oz. No. 7 shot, the patterns 
„ ,, , , ri^ht, barrel, Jus (firing once); left barrel, 3ii4 and 
290 (firing twice). At th,- same distance and target with 
i drachms powder and i : o«, No, B shot, the patterns 

,,.. . ,,,,!, i I 'i ,T,-1 'ft 1 ii' '"" Once) : left barrel, 381 and 
462 (fir»™ twice: The last nattem with the left barrel 



y brass 22 shell for this shot was loath. d with 4 
drachms powder, and then two pink-edged wads were 
evenlv placed over it (not rammed), then a dark felt wad 
was placed over the shot, and the pattern was much 
closer than the first discharge with that barrel which was 
loaded with a paper shell and No. 9 black felt wads, two 
beim- placed ever the powder and one over the shot. 

At in rods using ! drachms of powder and li oz. No. 6 

shot the left barrel made a pattern of 174 pellets (firing 

oneei The right barrel was not fired with this size ol 

.., .,;.": distance and charge, with No. 4 shot, the 

e" .y, madea pattern of 113. and the right barrel a 

:-'.,,, ,„,. experimenl was made w Eb 

f shot at this distance. At ; 
and charge oi powder and shot, but using No. 5 
left barrel made a pattern of 91 (not quite so close a pat- 
tern as with number fours). 

At 13 rods, using 4} drachms of powder and with li oz. 
No. 4 shot, the right barrel (fired twice) gave patterns of 
80 and 110 : while the left barrel, fired once, gave a pattern 
of 50. At each of the last above distances (10 and 12 rods), 
a robin or smaller bird, if at the centre of the target, 
would have been certainly killed. 

At 86 yards, with 4f drachms of powder and li oz. No. 
4 shot, the targets were as follows : left barrel (fired three 
times) gave patterns of 82 and 38 and 36 pellets, placing 
from two to four pellets in or very near the centre of the 
circle; the right barrel (fired twice) gave patterns of 19 
and 21 pellets. At the same distance and charge, but 
using No. 5 shot, the right barrel gave a pattern of 35, 
and the left a pattern of 39 pellets; each placing several 
pellets at the centre or very near the centre. 

It mav be observed as to these patterns that, at the 
longest distance (8fl yards), the shot from the right barrel 
with No. 4 shot, each time would have struck a hawk of 
average size with more than one pellet had it been at the 
centre of the target, while the shot from the left barrel, 
at the same distance, would each time have struck a 
pigeon had one been at the centre of the circle, and with 
from two to four pellets, 

At the same distance with No. .ft shot, a pigeon would 
also have been struck at each discharge of each barrel 
with several pellets if it had been at the centre of the eir- 

The penetrant 
drachms of powi 
tive and fatal exi 

While this gun 
power and with 

targets that wi 
the right in cloi 
1, while with n 

t this long distance was (with 4f 
all that would be necessary for effec- 
ion at ducks or large birds'. 
ots the larger sizes of shot with great 
a makes good patterns, it makes the 
is for ducks at long shots with num- 
It will be seen by reference to the 
tuber four shot the left barrel excels 
; of pattern in the ratio of nearly 2 to 
r 5 shot the pattern is nearly equal. 
As ihe distance lessons, the patterns correspondingly 
increase, and in every pattern several shots were placed 
in or verv near the centre of the circle. \Yith small shot, 

,, , jj ,,t forty l-Kn yards, it will be noticed that one of 

the two patterns" made with the left barrel is 462, which 
is also 13-10 of the whole charge, 

Cor my use (for I tlesired to use this gam for duck shoot- 
ing rather more than for other game) the patterns made 
with numbers four and five shot are most desirable, for 
at 40 yard- several pellets of either size would be placed in 
the centre of the target: so many, indeed, that a duck 
would be riddled at that distance, while at fifteen rods it 
would be almost certain to execute on a single duck if 
held truly on the mark. At forty yards nearly the entire 
targe of each barrel is placed within a 30 inch circle, 
•hile at 86 yards each barrel would, I think, be almost 
certain with number 5 shot to kill a, pigeon, and with 
number 4 the left banel could be depended upon to do 
similar execution at the same object. Slay I ask the For- 
est and Stream to tell me and others through the paper, 
how the execution of this gun, as shown in these targets, 
compares with that of the best close shooting English 
guns? Your views on this question would interest myself 
and I think others. 

If the owners also of close shooting guns would through 
the Forest and Stream give the patterns they are able to 
make with different sizes of shot, it will be of interest to 

You will not understand me as stating more than a sim- 
ple, fact, when I say that the Forest and Stream weekly 
grows better and better, and is par excellence, the best 
paper on fishing, shooting and sailing in the Union. 

F. D. Wright 

Loading Guns— Oconto, Wis., July 24.— There is a 
great deal said about loading shells for the best effect at a 
target and at game, and the undersigned, for the benefit 
of those who use metallic, shells, would like to give his 
experience. First, let me say. I believe, that for wing 
shooting there is one load best for one man, and one for 
another. For those who pitch their guns ahead of a 
bird according to distance, I would recommend a shell 
for a 12-guage gun to be loaded as follows : 3} drachms of 
powder with one pink-edge wad, or two common Eley 
wads No. 10 firmly on it : two pink-edge wads will do on 
powder, best, then I would use No. 11 : on this put 1 oz. 
of shot and one pink-edge 10 wad. This first load will 
kill more general game, such as ducks, partridge, quail, 
prairie, hen or snipe, than any other load that can be used 
in a 13-guage gun. 

Now, if the hunter is in the habit of aiming right at the 
cross-flying bird (which I maintain is not the right way). 
I would say use 4 drachms powder and a little less than 1 
oz. of shot. This last is an effective load for duck. 
Again, you can use 44| drachms of powder, one No. 10 
pink-edge wad as above, and 1 oz. shot with great effect 
at, duck— I prefer this for duck load in a 12-guage gun- 
being sure to use coarse powder. If the gun won't stand 
it, it isn't worth having. First-class American manu- 
facturers cannot afford to make a poor gun at any price. 
A few accidents from poor workmanship would ruin the 
sale of their guns. 

For partridge, quail, chickens, and brush shooting, the 
load first stilted is by all odds the best, A muaz/e-loader. 
12-hore, may also be loaded with great effect in the man- 
ner first described, putting one wad down at a time on 


powder, bein; 

muzzle-loader may 
tg by this method, a 
covered that fact to his 
the breech-loader came i 
The object of using ill 
ablv pitch their gun ihe 
which elapses between ] 
striking the bird, is not 
tance aimed ahead of tl 
that at eight rods there i 
the report and the strikm. 

tYiat the ramrod rebounds. A 
be made to shoot exceedingly 
id the writer claims to have dis- 
inmense satisfaction long before 

rst load by those who invari- 
il the bird is that the second, 
ing the trigger and the shot 
rely compensated bv the dis- 
ird. If the gun is loaded so 
> perceptible interval between 
_ a of the shot (as in the second 
manner of loading stated), you will invariably shoot ahead 
of the bird. This is noticeable in duck-shooting at cross 
shots, of course, and although the gun shoots "wicked" 
and close at a target, vou wonder you can not kill at a 
cross shot. It is simply because you aim ahead just far 
enough for the first load described to pepper him. and just, 
far enough for the second load mentioned to pass ahead 
of him. Again, there is no use of a "pattern" so called 
without penetration. It may look well on paper, but it 
won't bring down the bird dead, Y T ou may nil a duck 
full of shot, but, without, a dog, you cannot find him un- 
less he is dead— at least -'hardly ever. 



The above methods of loading, with the useof line shot 
as a rule, ^s ill give satisfaction in hunting game, all the 
tine theories of target shooters to tin:- contrary n. >i with- 
standing. R. W. H. 

New HAMPSHmB — Centre Harbin- Aug. 8. — Have had 
fair sport daring the past week -with woodcock. My red 
ter ' • Ben " has worked finely, pointing hi birde 
straight and holding them fast. Have bagged 9 Out of 
13 birds flushed. Partridges are very plenty, and this 
section must be a paradise I'm- sportsmen during Septem- 
ber and October, Have hooked several toe bassin the 
lake, and pickeral abound. 1 go to the Hampton marshes 
to-morrow for snipe and upland plover. Will acquaint 
you with my success. William W. Jonxsoy. 

Hampton Beach.— Arrived at Boar's Head at 13.18 p.m. 
yesterday: went direct to marshes, and by 3 P.M. had 
bagged a fine bunch of yellow legs and brown backs. 
Prospects are goods for he W.W.Johnson. 

New York— Good Ground, August i.— We have had 
some of the best flights of snipe that 1 ever saw, and I 
think the good shooting will continue until the middle of 
October. To-day, August 4th. Mr. Dexter and party, of 
Providence. R. 1., killed 125 large snipe, among which 
were considerable numbers of willet. jacks, and sickle 
bills. About the first two parties from my house bagged 
150 large snipe in a half day's shooting. I notice a great 
many young birds among Chose shot to-day. W. L. 

Moxroe County Club.— At a meeting of the Monroe 
I tab, of Rochester, August sth, the reports of the 
various committees showed that the total value of the 
prizes awarded at the late tournament was $2,300 ; the to- 
tal number of pigeons procured, was 9,000 and odd, 3,053 
u-ild and 5,442 tame. They cost £2,274,21. 

A Woodcock Bqvqcet: — Philadelphia, Augusts. — 
Editor Forest and Stream. — In its report of the game 
prospects about the Lazaretto, the Evening Star of this 
city remarks : 

"A down-town sportsman who has just returned from a 
gunning expedition in the vicinity of the Lazaretto, re- 
ports woodcock scarce. The birds are moulting their 
feathers, and easily elude the dogs, as there is a certain 
single feather which carries the scent, and That one is 
always shed in the process of moulting ; hence the dogs 
have no means of scenting the birds. One day's hunt 
was, however, rewarded by the capture of "four of 
the largest sized birds, which the sportsmen declared were 
almost as big as chickens and in prime condition. These 
had not yet begun to moult. The season lasts until the 
first of January next. 

"A few grass' or upland plover reached the city yesterday 
from Salem, N. J. These were killed more than a week 
in advance of the season, which begins August 15. and 
lasts till the first of January. The birds are re] lorted % cry 
scarce, even in their regular haunts, where they are usu- 
ally found most numerous." 

A bouquet formed of a collection of these ' ■ certain 
single " feathers would be something of a curiosity. 

J. W. H. 


St. Paul Tournament.— We have full scores of the St. 
Paul Glass Ball Tournament shot last week, but are obliged 
to defer it until our next issue, on account of its length. 

Shoot Between Corning and Dansville Clubs with 
Card Trap.— New York— Dansville. Aug. 5.— Editor 
Forest and Stream : — July 25 the Corning Gun Club and 
Dansville Sportsmen's Association shot a match at 
Corning, New York, at which time the club tied ; Dans- 
ville winning in the shooting off. To-day Coming vis- 
tied Dansville for return shoot. Everything passed off 
very pleasantly, as at Corning, there being no dispute 
at either place' during the two matches. It will be seen 
by score below that both clubs did much better shooting, in 
fact making fine scores ; Dansville winning by two 

Townsend. . 


Bobbins .... 

H j land 

H.J. Faulkner.. 

.1111111111111111111 0-19 
...1101101110111111111 0— 10 
..,0 111111011110111110 1—19 
.1111110011111111011 1—17 
.0 11111111111111111 1—18 
1111111100111110111 1—17 
.1111111111111111011 1—19 
.0111111111111111111 1-19 


Deals . . . . 



Total 171 

1111111111111101111 1-19 

11111111110 111111110—18 

1111110 10 1110 10 111 1— 15 

1011101111110111111 1-17 

1 1 1 111 111 1001 11 1 1 1 1 1— 1* 

10 1111111110 1110 11 0-15 

1111110111110011110 1— 18 

11101111 111110011111-17 

1111110101110111100 1-15 



First Sweepstakes (10 balls) 4fl-,10-20-10 per cents 

Forsyth 1 1 1 1 

Baxter 1 1 1 1 1 

Conklin 1 1111 

McCartney 1 1110 

Sweet 1 1 1 1 1 

Townsend 1 10 11 

H. J. Faulkner 1 

Waekley 1 



W. H. Havens 

W. C. Havens -»-.l U 

Bryant 1 

Bobbins 1 1 


Williams 11 

Cqgan 1 l 


Dampf o l 

.i i 

Jan Faulkner o 

Crisfleld 1 

Miller 1 .1 

Howlaud 1 l 

..0 1111 

Burr 1 1 1 

Maldflr Ill 

Folts 10 1 

Ties on lot- 
Baxter 11 1-3 1 AVaekley. 

Doit 1 1.0—2 I 

Bax-terand Waekley divided tirst money. 

Ties on 9 : - 

1111 1-10 
110 11—9 
11 1 11—9 
110 11—9 
1111 1—10 
110 11-8 

10 1-5 
10 1—3 

1 1 11—9 
10 111-7 
110 1-7 

10 11—7 
110 11-8 

1 1 10 1-7 
1111 1-10 
110 1—8 




ET.J ! ' 11 

1 1 1 

-1 t i 

1 II 1 Q 




.1 1 





.1 II 

Sweet ... 

.1 1 1-10 


1 II 


Second Money to Deals. 

Ties on S : 









.1 .1 

1 II 




.1 1 


1 0-i 

Thiol Money to Jelfrey. 







.i i 


Fourth Money to Crisfleld. 

Second Sweepstakes : tour prizes ; 40, 30, ai and 10 per cent;— 
Forsyth . .. ..... 1110 1111-7 

Nichols . 






1 1- u 

McCartney . 

1 1 






I 1- 8 

.0 1 







1 1- 1 


...1 i 







1 1— 1C 


...,0 1 





1 K 



... .1 

.1 1 








1 1- 7 
1 1 s 


1 1 






1 0- 7 


.1 1 






1 0- 8 

W. H. Haaeu 







1 1- 5 

W.C Havens 

1 1 





0- 5 


1 1 







1- 7 


1 1 






1- 8 

Bobbins . . 








0- 7 


1 1 







I 1—10 



1 1 







1 1—10 

1 1- 8 








1 1—8 








0— 6 

H.J. Fall 1km 


.1 1 

.. 1 1 








1 1— 9 


1 1— 9 

Townsend. . 

V ..0 1 







0- 5 


... 1 CI 

.1 1 









1 1- 8 

..I 1 




o o— a 


...0 1 




. .0 1 




.1 1 








1 1 





1- 6 









1 1- B 

Miller 10 1-0 I 

Jeffreys 1 I 0-1 I 

First prize to .Moore. 

Sweet 11 1—0 

Faulkner 1 1 

Second prize to Hyland. 

1 1 1-1 1-1 1 | Cnnklil 



.irth priz 

Third Sweepstakes; 5 Balls ; pr 

McCartney 110 1 1— i 

Waekley 1 1 1-3 

Townsend 1101 1—1 

Crisfleld 1110 0—3 

Sweet 1 1111—5 

Miller 10 11 1—4 

Ties of 5 .— 


■izes, 50, U5, 15 per cent :— 

Baxter 1111 1-;. 

Faulkner 1011 0—3 

Bobbins 1111 0-4 

Jeffreys 11111-1 

Forsyth l l 1 1 1— { 

1 | Jeffreys 

uaxier Ill | Forsyth 

First prize to Baxter. 

Ties or It- 
McCartney 1 Miller 1 1 1 

Townsend | Bobbins Ill 

Second prize to Miller 

Ties of 3 :- 

Waekley 1 1-1 1 1-1 1 1 Faulkner 1 I 0-1 l l- 1 o 

Crisfleld 1 1 0— 10 I 

Third prize to Waekley. 

Jersey City Heights Gun Club. August 6.— At Ma- 
rion, N. J. ; fifth regular monthly contest for a gun from 
three Bogardus traps ; nineteen yards rise : — 

T. H. Hill llllOlllllllllliili 1—19 

A. Heritage 0111111111111111101 1-18 

F. W. Smith 0111111011111111111 1-18 

C. Leroy . ... 1011011111111110111 1-17 

^y. Hughes 111011111110 111111 1-17 

W. Canon 1111001111111111001 1—16 

J. Van Gelder 1111010 1110 1111111 1—16 

P. W. LEVERING, Secretary. 

Pennsylvania— Erie, August 11,.— Third regular shoot 
for the • ' Rahtskeller Cup," presented to the Erie Gun 
Club by Louie Schumacher : glass balls : Moles' revolv- 
ing traps and rules : — 

Jack Love 1 1111111111111 1-15 

C.K. Greg-or 1 111111111111 1—14 

W. W. Derby 1 1111111100111 1-13 

Jake Graham 111110 11110 111 1-13 

John K. Graham 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1-13 

Louis Schumacher 1 11101101 1110 1-11 

P. Diefeubaeh I 1 1 1 1 II 1 1 1 1 1 1 0-11 

T.W .becki 1 I 101110101101 0-10 

S. S. Burton 10 10 10 11111 s 

Will Tracy I) 1 10 10 10 1 1—6 

Our rising young rifle shot, Johnny Graham, has made 
a match with Joe Slapinck, of Pittsburg, to shoot 150 
balls each (A la Carver style), at Selmetzen Park, Pitts- 
burg, for $250 a side, to come off on Friday, August 29. 
A number of our sportsmen intend going to see it. 


Pennsylvania— Cataimssa, August 5.— Score of the 
10th shoot of the Catawissa F. & G. P. Club made this 
day; Cards' rotary! trap, 18 yards rise, 10 balls each. W. M. 
Monroe, manufacturer of" powder kegs for Dupout, also 
agent for the sale of Dupont's Powder, was present at the 
shooting, and offered to the best individual score, a can 
of the celebrated Dimond Grain Powder : — 

A.A.King 1 1 1 0-3 

H. IS. Aldrich I 1 1 1 1 1 0-6 

' i I ■ senden ..0110001011—5 

P. II. Uobison 010101001 0—4 

T. E. Hard.] L .0 11 '0 0111 1— II 

ll. B, SohmiCH . I 1 1 0-11 

Wm.Qefeei' o 0-0 

J. B. liibbs 1 1110 1 1-ti -34 

G. W. Ueil'Ml.vder 10 1 II 1 1 1—5 

Win. Orange 010111111 0-7 

Tin- Ft>J 110 10 111 1—7 

T. P. Cherringtan .,, l I l 1 o l o o 1—0 

Perri Waters I n i o i o i o o -4 

A. Btadler n I 1 1 1 1—5 

F. 1'. billy n II 1 o—l 

U; M. Drinker 1 o 1 l 1 1 l o 1-7-42 

l n ii i won powder. 

Maryland — Baltimore, August 8. —The following 
matches were shot here yesterday. Messrs. V 
v\ agnex, from Washington, were too strong for our boys, 
earning off five of the six prizes competed for. Mr. 
Mills shot a very line 1'2-guago gun. weighing eight and 


itfe the hi 

jolm'.A. Nichols, 
th it at the trap 
thai the I 
10-borea for trap 


Ties on 7 IT. Fox 
shot off: I T. E. Harder. 
CM. Drinkei 

e<. W. B., 

three-quarter pounds, 

of Syracuse, N. Y., a 

goes far toward sustaii 
will eventually supe: 
shooting : — 

First match — Conditions, 3 birds : 31 yards rise ■— 

Mills 1 1 Ml Wagner ,.., 

Kell 1 1 1 1 Ilax 

Linthiooni . | 

Second ruatch— Conditions as above :— 

Kell 111 Lintliico.n 

Mills Ill McWhorter 

Wagner Oil 

Third match— Conditions as above :— 

Mills 1 1 1-1 1 1 1 ] Linflilcnm... 

Wagner 10 1 Couls,,n 

Kell 11 1-1 n 

Fourth watch — Conditions, rhiss and out; 31 yards:— 

Wagner i Linthicom . 

Mills 1 | Kell 

Fifth match — Conditions, miss and out : — 

Mills ... II I lla.v I 1 II 10 10 

Kell I McWhorter 

Wagner .110 10 1 1 | Coulsntt I 10 


Sixth match— Ten glass balls i 

Mills 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 H;i 

Wagner. ., l l l I l l l l l l W« 
Mills and Wagner divided. 

l l-l 


1110 110 111 
1 1 withdrew 
A. F. H. 

For Forest and Stream and Bod ivd l mi 

■sting to look up man] 
xl and William Tell, and 
heroes of the bow, I do 
mbelievable tales told of 
ane home to our own day 
- range fact that hun- 
iliable persons will relate 
ndaeity the most utterly 
B things which they have 
- and arrow. What 
who has practiced 
repeatedly told by 
t afternoon 

While it might be very inter, 
the old stories about Robin Ho 
other of the real and mythical hen 
not propose to deal with the unbel 
their marvelous shots, but to come h 
and land, and call attention to the st 
dreds, >f otherwise good and relial.l. 
with the most unblushing mendaci 
improbable and even in, po.. ii,i, .: ii 
either done, or seen done with the b 
archer is there in the Onited State 
through this season who has not bee 
his white haired friend who strolls c 

loseehitu shoot, that he "has seen the Indians stick a 
copper in a split stick, and then hit it at every shot at a 
distance of thirty to sixty yards." Now the old gentle- 
man is a very good man, he" is not considered a liar, but 
the truth is he has never seen an Indian in his life 1 In 
the next place, if he had chanced to see an Indian he 
would, ten chances to one. have, been armed with an old 
rifle instead of a how, and lastly, if he had been armed 
with a bow, he could not have 'hit the copper at thirty 
yards at forty shots ! Now, to the reader who has never 
seen an Indian, an Indian bow. or an Indian arrow, and 
who does not know anything about archery, and who has 
heard such tales dinned into his ears from his boyhood. 
all this may sotmd a trifle surprising. It is. nevertheless, 
very true. ' The North American Indians are very poor 
arcners, They use worthless bows ami worse arrows. 
There are very few of our archers who have had this sea- 
son's practice, who could not discount the best of 
them at a target at sixty vards. Your old friend has told 
that tale about the cent in the split slick until he actuallv 
believes it ! I do not. however, and I always tell such 
persons that they are only making themselves ridiculous 
by reiterating such bosh. The Indian-split-stick-cent 
tale has for its principal foundation the fact that about 
some of our frontier posts and villages the Indian boys, 
and sometimes the men. in order to obtain whiskey, or 
other articles for their use, would shoot at pennies or 
other small objects thus placed in the split end of a stick, 
which would he stuck in the ground, not at a distance of 
forty yards, but usually at about four or five yards. They 
used small bows, of about four feet in length, Which they 
kept strung for jjjonths at a time, and clumsy, heavy ar- 
rows, with large knobs at the head, which they could not 
shoot one hundred vards at a flight, and which no amount 
of skill could have driven thirty vards in a straight line. 
Generally there would be about a dozen of them doing 
the shooting, and instead of one shooting at a time, the 
whole dozen would discharge their arrows at once, and in 
the melee of arrows, some going sideways in the air, some 
bouncing along the ground, and all clattering along to- 
gether, the little stick would be raked out of the ground: 
and a "hit" claimed I Even with all the tangle of a 
dozen arrows at live yards, the cent escaped as often as it 
was knocked out of the stick. Sometimes a squad of the 
Indian archers have travelled the States, exhibitiug their 
skill in this way, but 1 have vet to learn of their shooting 
at a greater distance than thirty feet. Such archery is 
simply contemptible. But some will ask. "How do" In- 
dians kill buffalo, and even our American soldiers with 
their arrows, if thev are such poor archers?" This is 
easily explained. The bows used are very short, rough, 
and strong. The arrows short, slender, and pointed. 
with very keen steel spikes. Riding at full speed at the 
very flank of a buffalo, they will .shoot arrow- after arrow 
into its back, neck and side, until it sinks from twenty 
wounds. With their short rough bows thev can shoot 
with great force, but very little accuracy is ever attained. 
They will he in wait, concealed by high grass pr masses 
of rock, until the luckless soldier or mail carrier passes 
close by, when a dozen arrow s will be shot at liim from a 
distance of three or four yards, and the poor fellow either 
falls from his horse, or carries three or four of their ar- 
rows into camp or station, sticking through his arms. 
shoulders Or legs. The reason they did not become ex- 
pert bowmen was because they had no reliable .■. 
One might as well take a Mexican Bscopette and si I 

■ edmoor with Jackson and Sumner, as to i la on 

the miserable sticks called Indian bows, and shi 
National Archery meeting oi English archers, against 
the Fords, Fishers, Palairets. and Remingtons of the 



present day. Now. instead of striking a copper cent 
every shot at even twenty yards, no Indian or white man 
has ever lived who could strike an eight inch circle every 
:i that distance with an arrow, and such 
,i, mi . about one hundred and fifty times the n 
cent piece. Not only do we continually hear fchfc 
fable repeated, but we are vexed with the endles: 
well " I COUld shoot when I was a bov 
" I used lo kill birds at forty yards, almost every 
Yet lie never saw the day when he could bit a 
twenty feet one shot .ait' of fifty. lie dOUbtleffi 
fact, stand under the low spreading branches of his 
father's cherry tree, and shoot up at tin: red heads as they 
teal the cherries, missing fifty shots at six feet 
ii where one bird was struck. He knows all 
tins, he well remembers all the particulars, but he stands 
up before you with serious face, and innocent, truthful 
looking eyes, and avers that be could then shoot much 
bett I ttan von can now. though you are putting four ar- 
row- out of 'five into your four "feet target at sixty vard. 

i circle 

" how 
shot ! " 
bird at 

TOUT bow aj 

to the farg, 

feebly with 

about one-tl 

of the bow, and subsides 

tes that ht 


I takes 

i rows and faces square front 
(lie bow horizontally, draws 
1 forefinger, flirts the arrow 

to the target by a sort of toss 
If you put six straight shots 

into the blue and red rings, be' does not think much of it, 
but if yon miss with four, and put two in the gold, he 
cheers you lustily. He is an unbearable nuisance and 
should be suppressed. To show the utter fallacy of all 

Ic tales would require a volume, but even when 

all of were refuted the curious fact woidd still re- 
main that men, otherwise truthful, would still relate the 
marvelous tales of the Indian and his little bow. 

Will H. Thompson. 
Mass ICHtOSETTS— WOtBrtOiim, August 9.— Pequossett 
Archers' regular meet : — 

COLUMBIA round. 
nits. Value.. I Hits, Value. 
Mi*. 43 192 I Miss Walker S3 185 

AMlancAN iUJl'.Nl.. 

Hits. Value. I Hits. Value. 

N. I', ibfiott . S» 353 A. S. ttr.ovn.-II 11 183 

E. K. Dwight -IS ail I 1 8. P . Abbot t 12 178 

New Yofifi Atalktic Club.— The regular monthly 
meeting will be held at Solan's, Eleventh street and Uni- 
versity Place, on Wednesday, August 13th. at Eight 
o'clock, p.m. Amendments to By-Laws, General Rules, 
Laws of Athletics. &c. will come before the meeting 
for consideration. The contest for 1(10 yards 
one mile sculling race, club championships, will take 
place the first weEk in September. The the captain. will 
name tin-day. Each .went is open to two kinds of entries, 
champion and handicap. The championship entries to be 

i scratch, the handicap entries to rec.-iv , 

The tenth annual fall games of this club will take place on 
Saturday, September 30fch, at '-Ma p.m. 


A up 7-8- Ottawa— Toronto vs. Ottawa. 
Auk 8 Stater (aland. Btaten (eland vs. Manhattan. 
Aug 9— Frankford, Wakefield ra. Prankford. 
,,„, IB States tad. Btaten island (80.) vs. Manhattan (Sd). 
Aug 19-3G— Ottawa. United States vs. Canada. 
Auir 21-Stuten Isliuid.-Ocrrnanlown C-M.) vs. Staten Inland (2d). 

-i Hamilton vs. St. Georges. 

Aug 27-28— Burton Island.— Hamilton vs. Young America. 
Aug 29-80 Staten Island.- Hamilton VS. Btaten Island. 

USIMD States vs. Canada.— Both teams are now 
Selected, and both are unquestionably weak. The Ameri- 
can team is by no means representative, and we learn 
i, hority in Canada that the same is true 
iM.adian eleven. The difficulty of picking out 
the best players lias always been a stumbling block in 
the way of the international match. It exists to-day as 
it did many years ago, and it was this that caused the 
St. George's dub to resolve the match to inter-club 
The selecting powers seem to feel it their duty 
to give every club representation, in a, laudable desire to 
tickle everyone under the small rib. and while doing this 
they tread, so to speak, on the toes of the game. We 
believe in the best men being sent to the fore, whether 
they are " Roosian, French, or Turk, or Proosian, or, per- 
haps. 'I-tal-i-an l M and fortunate it is for the club that 
can furnish the most. It is the player, not the man with 
the pocket book, that should represent his side in these 
games, and in the future we trust to see this looked after. 
And now good luck to both sides, and may the best team 
win. Wo have arranged to have a full account of this 
match reported by one of the best cricket writers in 
Canada ; it will appear in our number oCAugust 88. 

Syracuse Cricket Tournament.— Monday. July 21.— 
Qnondagas VS. Oswego Falls.— 'the three days' tourna- 
ment arranged bv the Onandaga Club of Syracuse was 
brought to a - successful termination on the 23d ult. The 
President of the Onondaga Club, Major Alexander H. 
Davis, donated a handsome silver cup, value $50.00 for 
competition. The following were the competing clubs :— 
Utica, Oswego, Oswego Falls, and the Onondagas of 
Syracuse. The Oswego Falls Club had but recently de- 
feated the Onondagas, and the chances for taking the 
cup were considered good. Notwithstanding their de- 
feat the Onondagas decided to meet the Oswego Falls 
players first in the tournament. This they did on Mon- 
day the 21st. Oswego Falls won the toss and took first 
innings, scoring 42 runs. Of this number Mr. Miles 
Ellis scored 19 by real good»play. The Onondagas in 
their first innings scored 56, being 14 more than their op- 
ponents. No double figures were scored, but every bats- 
man made runs. The second innings of Oswego Falls 
lasted but a short time, the bowling of Mihvard and 
Newict, backed up by good fielding all round prevented 

...i being made the whole team being d 
for 21 rims. The ( fnondagas, with 8 runs to get, won the 
match, with 7 wi pare 

;/ S2d.— Utica vs. Oswego.— On Tuesday Utapa 

and Oswego met. Dr. Clark, Captain of the Utica Club, 

won the toss, and took first innings, which closed for 35 
runs. Oswego followed, making 5o. In the second 
nings Utica scored 40, leaving the Oswegos 30 to win. 
The first two wickets fell for in runs, which made mat- 
ters look well for Oswego.'but their next 5 wickets fell for 
5 runs leaving the two last men to score 9 to win. The 
Oswego captain at this time refused to send in another 
man owing to a slight rain which had been falling 
throughout the innings. The umpire, after waiting the 
usual time, gave the game to Utiea. Oswego batted with 
but 10 men. 

Wednesday, July 23d. — Uticas VS. Onondagas.— On 
Wednesday the deciding game was played between the 
Onondagas and Uticas. Utica winning the toss, took 
first innings, scoring 27 rnns only. The bowling and 
fielding of the Onondagas was good all round. The 
Onondagas in their first innings scored 49 runs : Mill ward 
by some line batting scored 25. Utica in their second 
innings tried bard to turn the tide, but the bowling of 
Millward and Newick for the Onondagas was too good 
for large soring, no less than 195 balls being bowled for 
the total of 34 runs, leaving the Onondagas 13 to win, 
which they obtained without the loss of a wicket, win- 
ning the match with 10 wickets to spare. The Onondaga 
club achieved a well-earned victory in the tournament, 
credit is due to their Secretary and Captain. 
Mr, 0. H. Millward, who was instrumental in arranging 
and successfully carrying through the first tournament 
over held in central New' York. "The. Onondagas hold the 
prize cup for one year, when it will be again offered for 
competition. Mr."Flint of Rochester and Mr. W. Hamil- 
ton, late of Toronto, umpired the games. 

Staten Island vs. Manhattan. — The return match be- 

--... clubs was played at Staten Island on the 9th 
inst,, when the home team defeated the New Yorkers by 
9 wickets. Neither team was represenative, the Manhat- 
tan's being unusually weak: they have lost their best 
bowler in Brewster, who has been 'engaged by the Patter- 
son, N. J., Club, and it will be difficult to replace him. 
Lane for the home team bowled effectively— 14 wickets 
for 59 runs. The score tells the story :— 


First Innings. 

Jenkins, b Lane 2 

Hurlbut , 1 1. w, b banc 14 

Middleton, run out 1 

Kosi.t.I. <■ and b Lane.- 9 

(5. Scott, e Stevens, b Lane. . . . It 

"Hornby," h Lane 2 

Jackson, not out 12 

W. Scott, b Lane 10 

Mackenzie, c Harvey, b Lane.. 2 

Tucker, c Harvey, b Lane 

Coyne, b Spraguo 4 

Legbye 1 


Second Innings. 

runout H 

run out 5 

cand b Lane 

b Lane 12 

b Lane 13 

c Spraguc, b Lane 3 

c Harvey, b Lane 2 

b Lane.'., 7 


yes,*; leg eves, f; wide, i 4 
Tuial 68 


First Innings. 
Harvey, c Hurlbut, b W. 

Scott B 

Moore, c AY. Scott, b "Horn- 

by " 

not out 3-1 

C. G. Scott, b •' Hornby " 21 

Banco.c Hosford, b " Hornby," 

Lane, b Hosford 10 

Stevens, b "Hornby " 7 

Snrairue, b Jackson 2 

Jones, b Hosford 10 

t\ Allen, b Hosford 

M. Kyre. n..t out 5 not out 27 

11 i i 1 1 1 1 I 

Byes,3i leg bye, I; no ball, 1.- 5 wides 2 

Total 69 Total 84 

Lon wfiuTL vs. Chamdly.— The former club of Montreal, 
Q.. visited Chamblv on the 22th July, and won a 
victory over the club of that place by one innings and 

12 runs : — 


irsoll, c WlUet, bW. B. 


Mcaphersim, b W. D. Austin 
Mactntyro. c Carson, bTaylor 1 

Smyth. \ b W.B. Austin 

McMnrray, c and b W. B. Aus- 

.lones, b A. F. Austin'.'.' 1 

Kinnear, c Carson, b W. A. 



Carter, b Carson 34 

Ami, b Carson 8 

O'Flaherty, e Willet, b A. F. 


First Inning., W.W. bO' Flaherty... 

Austin, W. 11., runout 

O'Hara, b Mactntyre 

Ainlv, stumped 1 ngersnll, b 


Austia. A.F. bMaelntyre... 
Malholt. e MacPherson,b Mae- 

Taylor, < 

W'i'lletC r 


Second Inning, 
c (ngersoll, b O'Flaherty. . . . 

c ingersoll, b Maclntyre .. 

b Maclntyre 2 

ythe, b Macln- 

lOtOUt HI 

..., .. O'Faherty, b Macln- 
tyre 1 

Dickson, run out 5 

Armstrong; b O'Flaherty 5 

Extras 10 


: Carter, b O'Flabc-ty.. 

b O'Flaherty 

Not out 2 

St 1 ngersoll, b Maclntyre 

Total. . 

Toronto Association vs. St. Catharines. — A draw 
game was played on the Toronto Cricket Grounds, on the 
12th July. Score :— 


First, Inning. 
Adams, c .lakes b Merritt. 
Campbell, c Hunter, b Hamil- 


Blake, c Jakes, b Merritt 

Hen am. b Hamilton 

Bailie, b Hamilton 2 

Musson b Merritt 

Logan, c Cronyn. b Jakes 1 

Pickering b Jakes 

Boultbee, not out 

T. C. Blake, bit wicket, b 

b Jakes 12 

b Cronyn 3 

Bj'es, 3; leg byes. 3; wides. 7. 13 
Total 61 Total 99 


First Inning. 

Connor, run out ".I Hunter, (-.Pickering n Logan 7 

Merrill, W. J , c Bnulll , b I 

I.HI .... 2 Cromtjie. b Beliu.a 

Merritt, II.; run but 10 Taylor, net out 1 

f'Mttit, h Behain 14 Bod well, b Logan - S 

.lakes, I, Logan 3 I Hamilton, i. Logan.. 3 

Cronyn, 1. begun .1 I Leg byes, 2 ; wides, i 

Total M 

Chatham vs. Windsor.— The return match between 
the above clubs was played at Chatham on the 
16th inst., and resulted in a ""Waterloo" defeat 
to the visiting club : Chatham winning by an in- 
ig and 70 runs. The playing of Chatham was a fine 
exhibition of cricket. W. B. Wells, Jr., distinguished 
himself by the large score of 48 and not out :H. H. 
Atkinson's 23. W. Crowe's 13, and Nicholl's 11 were put 
together without giving a chance. Edgar and Scott of 
the Windsor team scored well for their side. We append 
the score : — 


Second Inning. 

b Beamish 

e H. Atkinson, b C. Atkinson 5 

icket, b n. At,- 

Morton, b C. Atkinson 

Ewiug.bC. Atkinson 

Sutton, b C.Atkinson 

White, not out 

. c Laing, b Gow- 

tlun out 

b H. Atkinson., 

b H.Atkinson.. 
cEberts, b Bean 
b H.Atkinson.. 

b Beamish 

b H. Atkinson.. 

. 15 

Nicholl, b Laing.. 

Bell, r Seott t. Coir 
0. Ebei-ts, 1, MrKci 
Beamish, b Laing. 

J. Monck, b Lainc, 

Evlm« . 2! 

Strathboy vs. Forest.— These clubs played at Strath- 
orv, Out., on the 16th inst. Strathrov, 92and 101 ;, Forest 
53 and 62. 

Peterborocgh vs, Lakefield.— Played at Peterbor- 
ough, Ont., July 17. Home team, 244 ; Lakefield 61. 

St. Andrew's vs. Winnipeg. — Played at Winnipeg, 
Ont., July 13. Won by St. Andrews' in a one innings 
game ; score 58 to 60. 

Wingdam vs. Lucknow.— Played at Wingham, Ont., 
July 21. The former named club' won by 24 runs. 

Clinton vs. Sf.aforth. — Played at Seaforth, Ont., July 
18. The result was in favor of the former by four wickets. 
Clinton, 132 ; Seaforth, 131. 

Uxbridge vs. Brougham. — Played at Brougham, Ont., 
July 18. Uxbridge won. by 68 runs. 

Oxford vs. Chestnut Hill (2d).— This match was 
played on July 19th at Chestnut Hill :— 

1st Inning?. 
C. Leipcr, o Bohlen b Potter.. . 8 

C. Dixon, b Potter 1 

.1. L. Oreen, run out 3 

M. I.. Savage, b Biddle 1 

R. Rowland, c Bohlen, b Pot- 

J. A. Page. and b Harris 

A. Taylor, b Harris 5 

B. TiIliiiL'tiasT, not out 1 

11. Bailey, c Blyi b Harris 13 

H. MaeNutt, rami b Biddle. .14 

W. Roland, b Biddle 3 

Extras 11 

Total 55 


Whitten, c Savage, bGreen... S 
Potter, b MaeNutt 2 

H. Norrie, c M ■ . ti, I. c ,■,. i 

Wharton, h Green 

R. Norris, b MaeNutt 

L. Biddle, runout 


2d Innings. 

bBiddlo.- o 

Hit wieket 5 

b Biddle 

b Norris S 

bBiddlo 9 

c and b Harris 10 

b Biddle 

Extras 18 

Total 98 


Hiilllen, Ii Green 

Harris, b Green 

W. Biddle, not ont 8 

(five, e To vlor, b MaeNutt, ... 
Ralston, b MaeNutt 1 



stabs vs. Manhattan (2d.)— A close and interesting 
innings match was played at Prospect Park, between 
?. teams on the 29th ult* The annexed score will show 

that the Newarkers won by i 

Deller, 1 b w., b ' Siitterth- 

waite 1 

Jackson, Harrison, b Hallis 

Middleton. b Hallic 12 

Coyne, b Kerr 1 

Griffin, Harrison, b Hallis. . 


Castle, b Kerr 2 

Bye.l; Widos,7 8 

Total 48 

Klyn i 

cm out 

i, b Jackson. ... 
I, c DeUer, b. 



son 4 

Hallis. not not 9 

Brientnall, 1 b w b Jackson.. v. 

Mills, c Dellar, b Jackson 

Byes, 9; leg bye, 1 10 

Total 49 


Trout, SeH 

Salmon, .^ 
Salmon T 

Loud loci. 

Muskalonge, ESOX M ■ 

I'ike Dr Hek re . Esca ; ■ 

Velkov Perch, Perca foro-c? 
Gro'5 ling, Thynvilbm iricnler. 

BhicliBasB.Microptctiifsalmoidtxi; M. nigricans. 


, „ . ;,■;,■ '-, ;"\ 


Gray Co flin, No. 10 and 11.— Body, silver-gray mohair tibped 
with orange silk ; feet, light gray hackle wound over peacock's 
herl ; wings and setge. hyaline. 

Brown Coflin, No. 10 and U— Body, gray and bright claret mo- 
hair mixed; feet, dark gray hackle wound over peacock's her 1 
wings and setas, gray hyaline. 

The gnat flies named for April. 

The Quaker for evening nnd moonlight. No. 7 and 3. Body, 
gray wound with honey-yellow hackles ; wing? , made of feather 
from an owl's wings. 

The white nioib, for dark nights. No. ti and 7. Body, feet, and 
wings a pure white. 

The stone Hies continue on the water until the close of the season 

At this season use the small flies for day Ashing, and the large 
flies for evening and night. 



ishjng For Black Bass. —'The reader of our 

asked for instruction in fly-fishing Cor bass 

ml the whole business defined .it, groat length by 

referring to back files or POBEST and Stream, or to the 

wilt's Gazetteer, The latter will be preferable, be- 
.:iiis( full instructions are giver} as to selection of tackle. 
BtruotuTB of flieSj methods of fishing, places to choose, etc. 
However, we may say that for'onr own fly-fishing, we in- 
variablv use an eight-ounce bamboo trout rod and rig, 
with a By dressed on a hook large enough between the 
,i and the point, to admit a pencil. Flies are either 
gaudy or under-toned. Our best fly is a drab body, with 
6l wings, overlaid by a mallard wing. The effect is 
an undecided purplish tint, as any one will discover upon 
trial, With such a fty we waded out last, year, on the 
sand baT at the confluence of the Chippewa and Missis- 
sippi rivers, and took seventeen two and a half-pound 
bass, never failing to fasten a. rise, or to land the fish 
when hooked. There are numberless patterns, and you 
can wind feathers and floss in combinations of color to 
suit your I'aney. Swift water is the most suitable for fly- 
fishing. A novice will catch few iish in still water, be- 
cause his fly will splash, and because he will most likely 
fish where no fish are. Would be glad to extend instruc- 
tion, but space will not admit of repeating what has been 
often told. 

Fur, Fix, and Feather contains all the Game and 
Fish Laws for 1879, bunting and fishing localities, and 
manv other good tilings for sportsmen, 172 large 8vo 
pages. Price, 50 cents. Address, Fur. Fin. and Feather, 
New York Uih. All gun ami (ishing tackle storos, and 
news agents have it.— [Adv. 

Largest Salmon on Record.— "Without doubt the larg- 
est salmon on record, in foreign or American waters, is 
referred to in the following memorandum, which has been 
sent, us by a thoughtful San Francisco reader. Such fa- 
vors as these are what make Forest and Stream valu- 
able. Readers interested in weights will do well to pre- 
serve the slip for reference. The fish was caught in 
British Columbia :— 

Victoria, June 26. — A salmon that weighed nineti/- 
eight pounds when caught has been received hero from 
the Skeeua River fishery by Mr. Turner. Mayor of Vic- 
toria. Its length is live feet' eleven inches from nose to 
tail. It is said to be the largest salmon ever caught. 

New York— August 9— Editor Forest and Stream:— 
Have just returned from the Adirondacks, and as many 
of your readers are familiar with the Ausable Ponds, I will 
pen a few lines of my visit there. In company with 

Local Nomenclature. — A good instance of the perplex- 
ity by numerous different names of an insect, is afforded 
by the following assertineut contributed to a Philadelphia 
paper, which are applied to the belgramite or Aobean 
This is called Conniption bug at Rwanda, Pa. : clipper, 
Honesdale and Port, Jervis ; Btone crab. Milton, N. J.; 
water grampus. Lambertville, N. J, ; goggle gov. Tumble, 
N. J.; black crab. Betvidere. N. J.; bogert. Portland. Pa.; 
crock. Interior points in N. J. : hell-devils. Monroe. N. Y.; 
flip-flaps and stone devils, parts of Virginia ; alligators. 
Western N. Y; crawler. Perkiomen. Pa.j ho Jack, Car- 
lisle. Pa. 

Massachusetts Bass Fishing — The Cambridge (Mass.) 
Press reports that on Saturday last, James C. Carter, 
Esq.. of New York, now stopping with his brother, Hon. 
George P. Carter of that city/at Marblehead Neck, caught, 
a striped bass weighing fifty-five pounds, while fishing off 
the rocks at that, place. The Iish was exhibited duringthe 
first part of this week in Quincy Market, and has been pro- 
nounced one of the largest if not the largest ever hooked 
in the vicinity of Boston, 

Many heavy fish— 50 lbs. and upwards— have also been 
taken at Block Island. 

Frank C. Parker, the grade of Keene Valley, we struck the 
Lower Pond late in June. Parker rowed us to the rapids 
at the carry, where we footed it to the Upper Pond. This 
is the prettiest sheet of water in the mountains, and one 
duly patronized- After striking camp, we settled down 
to a good old time fishing, and, it, is to be had there. Our 
luck in trolling for speckled trout in the Lower Pond and 
deep fishing and trolling in the CpperPond was unusually 
good, never failing to tally a good mess at every effort. 
We stopped there four weeks, and on our way home spent 
a day trouting ou John's Brook in Keene Valley, where 
we had line sport and good luck, having caught about 
fifteen pounds. The prospects for deer hunting the com- 
ing fall are flattering, and Keene Valley is an excellent 
place to start from. W. W. J. 

Shelter Island, August 7.— The bunker-fishing has not 
been verv successful tin? past, week. The Peconic works 
took 392.000, and the Hawkins works IT'-CHii). McL. 

Movements of the Fishing Fleet.— The seiners con- 
i meet Withgood success " down east." but although 
ilitv of the catch shows an improvement over last 
apply, the fishery still fails to produce wha.tis most 
nv the trade, a good proportion of handsome No. 
everal good fares have been reported since 
The number of arrivals for the week has 
been 21, and the receipts 3,950 bbls. The news from the 
Bav is not, of an encouraging character. 

The halibut receipts from (hand Bank continue small, 
and are taken readilv at fair prices, The number of arri- 
vals for the week has been 10, and the receipts 275,000 
lbs. 4 Bank arrivals from codlisbing trips have been re- 
ported since our last, with 365,000 lbs. The number of 
arrivals from the Shore codfishing grounds has been 3, 
and the receipts 78,000 lbs. 


1 mack, 
our last 

The Georges fishery continues to employ quite a. fleet. 
and the returns are very good for midsummer trips. 27 
arrivals have been reported the nasi week, bringing 459,- 
000 lbs. codfish and 10,000 lbs. 'halibut. Whole number of 
Ashing arrivals for the week, 06. — Cape Ann Advertiser, 
August 8th. 

NEW Jersey— Forked River, August 8— Editor Forest 
and Stream : — Those, of your readers who are seeking for 
a summer resort, combining all that is desirable for fami- 
lies as well as sportsmen, can find a most enjoyable abode 
at the Riverside House. Forked River, Ocean Co., New 
Jersey. The house is beautifully situated on theriver, 
about three-quarters of a mile from the celebrated Hay of 
Baruegat, in the immediate vicinitv of the best hunting 
and fishing grounds on this coast. This house, was built 
by the late Chas. E. Carman for a club bouse, and pur- 
Chased soon after bis death by the present owner, Chas. 
A. Smith. Fishing now very good, boats coming in with 
150 or more weakfish, weighing from one to three pounds. 
There are also plentv of in the bay, and some 
kiug-fish and striped bass. A. 

Wisconsin. — Messrs. C. H. Morse and George W. Hun- 
ger, of Chicago, arrived from White River Tuesday, 
where they had been for the past fourteen days fishing 
and hunting. During their trip thev visited Long Lake, 
where they enjoyed some of the imesi bass fishing to be 
had in the northwest. Ou White River they took 546 
brook trout— four hundred of which, they brought down 
the river in a crate alive, a distance of seventy -five miles. 
They landed them in nice shape at the railroad bridge, 
where they were packed in ice and forwarded by express 
to Chicago. — Ashland Press, Aug. 6. 

Canada, Siierbrooke: Aug. 2—1 returned from Lake Me- 
Megantic last week. Plenty of small toout on the Upper 
Spider. Bais do not rise well to a troU on Spider Lake, as 
the season is rather late there. I am putting up a shanty 
on spider, and hope to have it ready for occupation by t lie 
end of this month. I have engaged a man (with family) 
to occupv it, a year and do settlement duty, so that any of 
your friends who may visit Spider lake, can have a place 
for headquarters, with grub and lodging of the kind. I 
shall be there for Jack-shooting first day of open season 
(Nov. 1st). W. T. 

Reply. — Possibly some readers of the paper may incline 
to accept this liberal oli'er, which will afford a rare oppor- 
tunity for sport. The writer is a high county official. — 
Ed. F. & S.J 

— From a camp with a terrible name (called Assamet- 
quaghan), somewhere on the Metapedia, an enthusiastic 
salmon angler writes to Messrs. Conroy, Bi.ssetf & Malli- 
son of this city : "What think you of my catching three 
salmon oue evening, within two hours? Glorious, was 
it not ? And with one of the best rods, the very best, 
that has ever cast a fly on this or any other river. It is 
the admiration of all who examine it". My guides are in 
raptures over it, and its action with a salmon is magnifi- 



Without charge, Rules for Self -Measure, and Samples of material from which Men's 
Youths' and Boys' Suits and Over-coats are made, to correspondents in any part of the 
United States. Address G. W. SIMMONS & SON, Oak Hall, Boston, Mass. 
The oldest and largest, clothing house in New England, 


Is acknowledged by the leading sportsmen of the country to be the best. We have 
orders from every State in the Union, and testimonials from the highest authorities. 
The suit is made and sold only by G. G. SIMMONS & SON, Oak Hall. Boston, Mass. 
Every garment and button is stamped " Boston Shooting: Suit, 6. W. Simmont & 
Son." Send for circulars and rules for self -measurement. 
Tents, Army Blankets and Patents Decoys. 

G. W. SIMMONS & SON, Oak Hall, Boston, Mass. 



i_c5 Fulton sti'oet-N. v. 



The best mafle goods in the world 
Write for Descriptive Catalogue, 
and State the sort of garments, and 
material desired. 


Washington, D, c. 

me ^mml 

Neversink Lodge Kennels. 

The following celebrated Dogs 

are for sale. 


St Bernard dog "Marco": rough coated, two 
years old; a mnirnillcmit animal— Rev. .1. dim- 
ming Macdona's stock— second prizes Hanover 
Show and Rochester. 

Newfoundland doir " Keeper": four voars old : 
first prize Westminster Kennel Show. isv.i. 

.•■I si.'. 

I-Wl : 




urhiy brokei 

English setter, " Range: 
crack, son of Mnedona'- 
His get wen lirst at Hiiiim 

English setter " Uangi r 
In Ranger 1 1., never e.vhi 

Anv of these dogs will i 
at S25.00. 

handsomest pointers 
ml prize in the II an- 


icitnal Dash, eighteen 
lewellyn'8 celebrated 
ad dog— never •- \- 1> i':>- 

pureredjabn of Mat- 

ure bred Lav- 
ed " Ranger". 

nris shows, 
i half brother 

©tic ®mul 

FOR SALE.— Sharp' Range lights, good 
sis new ; will be sold cheap for cash. Address 
B., care Forest and Stream. a ug u. it. 

... 1 Cordon Setter Ditch; 
__„ handsomeand kind lo children : in color, 
blaek and tan; not a white han- on her: was 
broke on quail : is good on woodcock and snipe. 
Lowest cash price, So". 

Lemon and white Pointer Dog. [8 months; hue 
been hunted and handled: some retriever, and 
charges at word of command. 

. sired by Rodman's 


i-odt.v the I.lewellin setter 
■i I.. II. Smith'- celebrated 



St. Bernard ' 


■ Spin 

hitch, _ 

over and Rochester shov. 

Pointer "Qm-ei ., "liver 
ster Kennel Show 1878, 
" Sensation." 

Gordon setter "Beauty." 1st Boston Show 1878, 
2nd New York Show 1*78. 

Pointer " Horn "-liver and white, out. of 
"Queen" and "Saneho." in whelp to Croxteth. 

Blue Bolton setter" Silk," in whelp I o Ranger I. 

Irish Setter" Moya," out of Col. Hilliitrd's 
" Palmcrston ; " will be bred to Hover I. 

English Setter" Donna," white and lemon, in 
whelp to Banger II. 

Tups out of all the above first-class bitches ran 
bo secured bv an early application. Besides 1 
offer for sale pointers, setters ,,f minor quality, 
but of good lis i jtj| - -luck; full pedigrees. 

Particulars will be furnished on application to 

Gnymard, Orange Co., N. V. 

F Q 

jl (j monies oiu. .^ire mrporieu imojio, uhju 
imported "St Clio." Price, 850. CHAS. DENN1- 
SON 7 . Auglt, It. 

I 1 by Champion " Tom " and " Lou." Price, $25. 
CHAS. DENNISON, Hartford. Conn. Aug U, It. 

eOR SALE.— Pure Red Irish Setter Pups, 

M . ■.! price address A. A SAMPSON, 

No. IS First street. Trnv, N. T. 
A rave opportunity to obtain this celebrated 
stock at a reasonable figure. aug 14-31. 

ed Irish setter pimp 
' Kate" ami " Dash 

Address M, P. BBAY, Prop 

Iped duly 14. 

lels, Birminghai 

. Col 

Killarney. Imp., Grouse-Frisk. Three red 
gyp j. ops. by Prince, Oa 
Setter dog, Mtlo-Killarncv. Address BARTON. 
New Dorp, S. I.. N. Y. aug 7-St. 

FOR SALE.— A Setter Dog two rears 
old ; used laM season— a fine dog. Price $20. 
A Pointer bitch, same age: broken Sir,. A 
Pointer and Setter dog. four month! old-SlO. 
A Red Trish bitch, two roars old : verv handsome, 
butnot broken. Price 810, or will Irade the Red 
Irish for gun. Address I). G. WKBSTHE, 
aug 7-2t Park's Corners, HI. 


'OR SALE, when eight weeeks old, 
L 1 seven puppies out of Pat, by my Battler 
.oy-fMolilos) Vddress L. P. WHITMAN, B City 

<R<--„ - 

Hall, Detroit. Mich. 


FOR SALE.— Four Fox Terrier Pups, 
when six weeks old— three dogs and one 
hitch. Price $25 for the dogs and $20 for the 
bitch ; or would exchange for a good pug or 
Yorkshire terrier. Address 

.„.„ W. J. COMSTdCK, 

augT 2t l"o Canal street, Providence, R. I. 

FOR SALE.— Dash III Diana puppies. 
Diana by old champion Rock out of IMesbit's 
Maud. Further information at 29i State street. 
aug7 2t 


FOR SALE.— A young Cocker Spaniel 
dog; imborted stock: full pedigree. Very 
intelligent ; color, liver and white, beautifully 
marked. Price $35. Address 0. A. R., Lock 
drawer 5.215, Boston, Mass. augT 2t 


IJ South theooming winter can ha' io 

boarded during the summer, and broken on early 
fall shooting, by an expert. Term: . 
and satisfaction gutirateed. Iter. t.>hiv given and 
required, c.., ,■ ,„., ieited Address 

A, WINTER, Caw, Thomas county, Uu. laayJStf 



m\t wmti 


Highly Bred 

Pointer and 

Red Irish Setter 
Puppies for Sale 

1 discount to par- 

liea roaidlnjj , ints. For fuUpartfou- 

i s LINCOLN & HBLIiYAR, Warren, 


N, B. To reduce stock 20 per cm. discount 
during August, 


% ,-tt 



M. P. vi.Kooi., Fra 

strains. I sellou 

mound safc 
, itiful and 

■ i !,■■■■ I I ■ ' 

i - I loudonts inclosing 
ill get printed pedigree?, circulars, testl- 


ATTLER.— Tn the Stud.— Blue belttm, 

Llcwcllin seller, winner <jf three bench pri- 
■ EUUOlOn Roll Roy, winner of Qve Eng- 
lish Hold trials, out of the pure Laverock hitch, 

i '" Litters iviir- 

ranted. Impure of l„ V. WHITMAN. Detroit, 
Mich, ian 2tf 

Stud SpanieL 

ULTMBV SIT (pure (lumber), imported di 

., nose the Clumbers are unrivalled. 
i ■ i Is a capital dog 
ir -in. ill sized Setter bitches to. IV.- S2n. Ad- 
dress U.I', i: I." ', I i; r im iiiht. N.J. JanlBtf 


Skaneateles, N. Y. 


Of Purest Strains. 

Fleas! Fleas! Worms! Worms! 

Steadmaa's Plea Powder Apr Dogs. 

A Bane to Fleas— A Boon to Dogs. 

THIS POWDER is guaranteed to kill 
Hens on dogs oranj ether animals, or money 

i I li is put up ill patent boxes with slid- 

!.!■■ in .....I' Hi M|>. ivhieh greatly facilitates ils 
id. t 
Price DO eents by mail, Postpaid. 



attaining ten powders, with 

in boxes 

l'ull directions foi 

Price 50 c 

i- IJo.x by mail. 
umondod by ROD and 


Ofl Fulton Street, N. Y. 

Champion Berkley. 

The Champion Irish Setter of 

ii, iw secure one of the Elelio- 
Lou II litter. It is very doubtful that another 
opportunity can ever be had. The pups are 
very promising. Addro- "BERKLEY/ care 
Mass.Kennel ( Inb, llox Tarn Boston, Mass. 

A \ T ANTED. — Two young Hounds, between 
YV eight and twel\o months Old. Jso fch 
beagles, ready broken on rabbits. Address O. 
FoHEST AX LI Stream. .i.v-tl 21 


ANTED.— A pair of partridges to tram 
dress Li t So. 1 - ' 
„ j'q ,iy31 it 

J. I - will Imv .i thoroughly broken Irish Setter 
5>*«.) Bitch bv Champion Eloho. Address E. .1. 
BOBBINS, Wethcr slield, Conn. 


•—•) sale or exchange for Sporting Implements. 
The llnest lu-ed and fastest in America. Every 
i ', OODEN, 119 Dowers 

Block. Rochester, ju24 tf 

m %m\\<\. 

ED Mu-i be ilnoroughiy broken on all 

trial" required ' Addict, with" particulars and 

Auk II. It. 

DOG WANTED. -A handsome English 
or Irish Setter, for a house pet only. One 
unbroken or gun shy would answer. Address 
with price. I'., care Kennel Editor, this paper. 

SALE. Well handled. Klelm and Plunked 
stock. Will sell cheap. Address 

Allg7 gt South Wethersilclil, Conn 


ry O'Moore- 

og puppies. 



Meat Fiforiiie Dog Cakes. 

Awarded Silver Medal, Paris, 18TB— MedalJfrOin 

British Government, and 81 other Sold 

and Silver Medals. 

Trade Mark. 


17 South William Street. New York. 

Also Sprat t's Dog Soap, and direct orders taken 
for Spralt's Medicines. 

E. S. Wanmaker, 


Field Trainer of purely bred Setters and Point- 
ers. Prices, J75 and $100. 

Dogs boic In. .mil -"III hi Commission, mylfiyl 


IT-ever Failing Dog Distemper Cure. 

Van Sale by all Drucsgists at 25 crs. 

II 7e 'iVvftiV jLur.nts- Ui-ueii A Hobart, 214 Fulton 
Street. N. V.: Siniih, Kline _• Co., 309 N. Third 
Si reel, Phila. 

Sent by mail on receipt of 25c, to 
L. A. MICKE. East on. Pa. 


V PAMPHLET compiled from "Stonehenge's" 
1 V new edition of "Dogs of the British Islands," 
and containing the "points" bv whieli every breed 

iged iii lln, country and England, to- 
gether with a description of the same. ' For sale 
at this olliee. Price all eents. 

— . Imperial^Kennel 

N. B.- 

n. a.— aci.ici- anil Pointer 

puppies; also, broken dogs for sale; full pedi- 
grees. Address H. C. QLOJ BR.Tnms Itiver, N. J 

Dr. Gordon Stables, R. N. 


Author of the 


begs to inform l.a 
that he purchase. 

sired breed, fit foi 

a America 
f any de- 

i Doctor's Ken- 
decl9 ft'. 

_WlU«ltette0ttU _iflvertte*mcttt]8. 




No smoker should be without 
them during the heated summer 

They equal a small cigar made 
of the finest Havana Tobacco, 
and, unlike other cigarettes, con- 

No Injurious Paper. 

For sale by all first-class grocers, 
druggists, and cigar dealers. 

The Patent Rubber Pocket Pistol 


n It affords a thorough 

!"H|U protection to The pistol 

ist rust from perspi 

ration, and prevents the 

protrusion of the weapon 

through the garments. 

Sent by mail to any 1 
of the Ended States 
receipt of price. Go 
tear Rubber Comp.a 
till Broadway, N. V. 

Is the Best and Cheapest Im- 
plement out for Re-Capping 
Breech-loading Shot Gun and Rifle Shells. 
Only 85 cts. Sent by mail onTeceiptofprice. 
Send for Illustrated Price-List. 
VV. Wurffl eln, SOS N. 2d St., Phila. Pa. 


fll P'JlljQ I 





Sporting and Camping Outfits, 


India Rubber Goods of Every Description 


Send for Price List. 


Give full description and u l t . ■ " . .r-i.ire,:- 
jy31 3t F. W. GWYEH, 111 E. Houston St, 





Tr_.xi_ziooms : 

788 Broadway, Xew York : 

84 and 80 State street, Chicago : 
17 South Fifth St., St. Louis. 


Fine Silk and Felt Hats. 

New Style, Perfect in Sliape, Beauty and 
Strength. Brass Mounted, Car- 
dinal Binding. 

Tested to Bear Over 1 .OOO Lbs, 


Twine House Established 1845. 

The Travel-- Hammock, combined with the 
Folding Frame, i- ., -uperior Soring Bed. A com 
non strap passed through I lie rings is all tluut is 
lecessary. The cheapest and neatest thing for 


Will furnish Trout and Trout Spawn at low 
prices. For price list, address 


G. A.iSTAKKEY, Troy, N. H. 

TL?OR SALE, OR EXCHANGE, lie, mine W. & 
J 1 C. Scott & Son B. L.. 1U.3:;, U.I, $125, grade. 
Never been used. Price smj, or « ill exchange for 
lighter gun. Address, " BREECH LOADER," 
this office. 


IOH SALE— as I have no use for them—one 
Creedmoor Ritle, Remington, with ad appli- 

.iH' • • .'- .i :.. : i. en L..ri ei g. 

Loading Shot-flun, cost .»su, price S-iO. W. H. 
CAltlt, Port I ienry, N. Y. jy31 2t 

WANTED.— A Half -Deck Sail Boat, 
about 18 feet long. Address, giving full 
particulars and price, J. W. H., 1642 German- 
town avenue, Phila. aug 7-lt 


< i 



1 and Soreness of Body and Limb from whatever cause. D also bring - 9 re 

"SAPANfd.E" Is fl -ore and spedfle remedy for Itheunaitism, Ncuralg n 

I, , .. i ,g ;i|~mo,,iii and soft Soreness or Inflamabon of Js set 

"SAPASI'LE e i Jagrinjurioii i ,..■ ,„.-, i, 'iiealL ..-.u.isu 

t and find rein I nded. 

ture's Remedy Applied by a Natural Method. Used in Sponge or Foot Bath it Immediately Relieves i'aiu 
in" coolness niid jesrrovs oticiisive perspi ration, ft is the only Lot ion ottered tf, the public to boused through the Bath - 
mbago, Heada ii i , Ir i o-es. ^>res. Piles, Boils, Chilblaineb, Bunions. Corns, etc Cures nil Eruptive Dig 

1 ■ relieved ami permanently cured bv using " SAPANULE" in Font Baths. 
1 can be used v, ith pcrfeel safety by all. Keeoinmended by physicians of all schools, and by thousands who daily use 



Headquarters of tei, society. i 

Messrs siMUCL Gerry & Co • Fourth Ave., Con. 22d St., New York, March 4, 1879. I" 

'""A lotion ("SAPANCXE'-i ruanufaet ured bv you has been given me for the purpose of testing- its curative eifeets on mankind ami -o i .!--. I lia- •' m a yei Inel I occasion to apply it to the lattci 
but I have done solo uivo-ii m . ■ o. c, I iuiii.cdiate relief. Being an animal myself, I have every reason to believe thai, iin.-e c-eni ui - . , 

,.- necessity si ml I present itftelf, and. in the meantime, I commend it to the patronage ot ail having need ot reliet from sutremnr. 

°" r'ii vearal have'i.'cen troubled with a humor on my face under the skin, I commenced using " SAPANTJ EE " in water whenever! washcl my face. After using I wo large hot ties, my eom- 
100th. I have also loom! [t vor> 'strengthening. Shall always keep it and use It. >IUS. W. H. KINSLEY, 158 West 22d St.. New York. 



clear and the 


troubled with a lame hack of eight months' standing. At times the pain was almost unbearable. I decided to try • SAPANULE. Three nuplieiumn- u mrea ^me._ I havej-eeom- 

.cms tor rhcumatisiu. ami* it has a 1 nans tinned a .success. You can refer to me. Respectfully, 
_ . & Co. : 
r-ntly I took a 

HN BEATT1B. Providence, R. I. 

w.„o cold, which settled all over mo. For three days I sufferred intense pain and soreness of body and limb. Was fearful I would have a lever. By advice of a 
friend and fellow-boarder I procured a bottle of "SAPANULE," and used a portion iu a hot batb. In thirty minutes I wasas well as ever before m my life. -Too miio - . praise of "SAP A- 

The proprietors will furnish oyer one thousand testimonials, if desired, from reliable persona who have used " SAPANULE " and like it. 

Truly yours, N. Of CM I West 1 St Nlw York. 

SAMUEL GERRY & CO., ProDrietors, 237 Broadway, N. Y. 



fnclrt ami goat lutttew, <Btt. 

Sailing Canoes 

-AND - 

Small Open Boats, for Hnntins, Fishing, 
or Pleasure Bowing. 


For illustrated elrculnr, address 


mays tf Canton, St. Lawrence Co., X. Y. 



JOHN D. COUGHTBY, P. 0. Station 11, N. Y. 

SUITABLE for Yachts Din^eYs, Sports- 
men, and fair, fly use. Folds up less than six 
inches thick. Li-hi, i-!i.-:ii.. strouK, portable; One 
model. Send for circular. See Forkst ajmj 
Stream, May 23, for full description. 



Nautical Literature 

And Yaeltt Photographs, 

.AftiUiineof English ana American Photographs. 

O.I lcllld. Al.Mil f. ■•' .I. ... W I i . .-. i'llMl I'' J 

rapher. Isle of Wi-ui. Kna-iaml. ju84 tf 

Yaolit ZO-vui.iXcS.ei*, 

Cor. Franklin and ClayStS., (iiecnpoinr, I.. I. 

YACHTS AM) BOATS of all descriptions 
constantly on baud and built to order at 
lowest market rates. 
Alterations and repaii 
Prices and epeciflcatii 

Practical Boat Sailing. 

A Concise and Simple treatise on 

The Management of Small Boats 
and Yachts, 

"With Explanatory Chapters on Ordinary Sea 
Manoeuvres, the Use of Sails. Helm, and An- 
chor, and advloe as to what is proper to 
bo done in different emergencies, 
supplement. 1 bv a Vocabu- 
lary of Nautical Terms. 

Sy Douglas Frazar. 

Classic Size, SI. with numerous diagrams and 
Illustrations. Sold by all booksellers, ami s,-ui, 
by mail, postpaid, on receipt of price. 


Publishers, Boston. 


Louisiana State Lottery Company. 

1 ed by l 
tional and 
term of tu 

,'^ riviMiiniiii, -i|'|ii., i 

. . 0. Box 892, New Orleans, La., 
adway, New Vorlc. iy\~-z\ 

f arttt and §nat gMttaw, rtf. 


Ship and Yacht Builder, 


Smi'S AND YACHTS of all classes built 
In best manner, and nf best materials. Plans specifications al reasonable rates. Repnlrs, 
Dockincand Spars. 

Befers by permission to Henry Steeia, Esq., 


Foot of l» St., Hnrlem, EV. Y. 

BUILDER of single and double-sctdl 
shells, pair, four, and cijrht-oared shells; 

barires. giirs, ami club boats of all kinds. Fine oars 
'sculls: Fine boats always on hand. Orders 

anted upon short notice at lowest rates. ,S7»tri- 

rj:r and Yita'ila.s canoes a speciality. Accommo- 
dations for boats and 

Send Stamp for enclosed Circular. janlM ly 


Yacht and Boat Builder, 

37 JPcck Slip, rtfeiv York . 

C1AB1N* YACHTS. Steam Launches, Open 
' Yachts, ami Sailboats of every description 
for racing or oniisincr. at lowest rates. Also, Bow 
Boats. Shells, ami Club float.-'. floats and yachts 
export a speciality. Oarsand sculls of allkinds. 



Islip, Iv. I. 

BUILDER of yachts Comet, Niantic. Sa- 
ffitta, Onward, Windward, and many others. 
Vessels hauled on i, anil n -pairs and alterationsex- 
eenledat low rates. ["Several tine yachts for sale 

Modela and Specification funlsbod at mod- 
orate rates. 


Sharpie, with none of her faults. Is a very 
fast boat, either under sail or steam. Draws but 
a few inches of water. Hoes not pound or spank, 
and is a splendid sea boat. 

Finely finished Cabin Yachts, 40ft. over all, 
built and outfitted, ready for cruising, S600 
and upwards. All sizes at equally low rates. Also 
light draught Steam Yachts, and full working 
drawings for Sharpies at short notice. 
Specimen yachts always on hand. 

THOMAS CLAPHAM, Boslyn, L, I., N. Y. 

£piortj$a«tt'iS (Soods. 


liuober MT g Company, 


Coodyear's India Rubber 

Glove M'f'g Co., 

4SS, 45)0, 4i)2 B' way, cor. Broome st., 






Rubber Goods of Evbky Descrh-- 


Send for Illustrated Catalogue. 

F. Julius Kaldenberg, 

t.l.lAI! HOLDERS, Etc 

Abo. AMHKK A-lVt)KV 


Portraits of Men and favorite Animals carved 
to order, and executed in the highest style of the 

Repairing done in Ihe best manner. 

Send stamp for Illustrated Price List to P. O. 
Box 01, New York. 

Received the only award for Ameri .tan made 
Meerschaum Goods at the Centennial Exhibition, 
by the International Jury. 

Factory and Salesroom— 125 Fulton Street. 

Br tNCH Stores— No. 8 Astor House, Broadway; 
Tl Nassau, corner John Street. New York. 

Ferguson's R n. s t Preventer, fo r Fire 
Arms, Cutlery, Steel Instruments, &c. 
Easily applied, safe to handle, will not 

(rum nor stain, and will keep in any climate. 

CANNOT Hi: SUNT ItV MAN.. Sold try prinei- 

,Iohn T. l.ovell & 
inore. Md: 
Buhl, Uu- 

ver, Col.: JV t ttrry ,v ttro.. ^an rrancisco, »_ai.; 
.1 (it-illith ,v Sons, Louisville, Kv., and othors. 
Trade only supplied by A. FKUdliSON. 

05 Fulton street. Now York. 





Enclose stamp for Price List, 

31 Park How, New York. 




TEH PIN BAILS AND TEN PINS. | .» ^23Z%££ SU£Ei t„». 




VANITY FAIR, --obe,- 


Tobacco and Cigarettes. Long Cut 

"MTLT>"— Bare OU1 Virainia. "HARVEST"— Rm« GM Pcriuue and Virginia, New Combina- 
tions of these Fragvant tobacco., jiir.-l YN 1 T TO TriK ST. i M'A TtD. Six First Prize MeOate. 
J:,,;,, ,;,>,. PesrM&bacCO (Forte. AYM. S. KIMBAX1 & CO., Rochester, N. Y. 

:tUtap«.Ib).l.«n.ln leg .lok -h.n Hop Blttar. ... »,«!, .o p.rr«* ». th.y to U>.lr opcWion. For Wrtnw "JC— I XHUIty, M J ». . pr.v.llt.. Mul mm tor im M Ague , "°»^ I"" * 


Osgood's Folding Canvas Boat. 

Woifht, with r. . ,;. hi S , duck hunting, exnl». 

ing, etc., 2t) lba.; weight, with bottom board, oars, paddles. 


SAND acres, well -to, ;,■ I with onails. Two 
boors from Washitv.'ton. fomfortablc lodge: 
horses and servant... Correspondence invited. 
J. R. HAVI.oi;. Ot-eenw t Depot, Abb Co., Va. 



Masonic, Odd Fellows, Knights Pythias, Eastern Star Pins, Rings and Jewete 


Shooting, Rowing, Athletic, Firemen's, College and School Medals, 


Wo have the largest stock on hand of any house in this country, and do more business In this line than any 
her house. SEND FOB I1,1.B8TI1ATJSI» CATAI.OC11JB, Ufle. 

L N. M. SHEPARD, 150 Fulton Street, New York. 


I manufacture to order at short notice all the Army Corps Badges of the United Stettee, both gold and 
silver. Full Information friven upon application. 

All" the Army Corps Badges on hand and Manufactured at Short Notice 



* 1 nblu-«tiott$. 


iidmii's Gazetteer, 


Must Comprehensive and Accurate Cyclope- 
dia of American Sport, 


Price $3, Postage Paid. 



For Kilo at office of Forest vxi> Stream, m 
Pulton Street, New Turk. Dealers supplied by 
Orange Judd Com pany, IMA Broadway, New York. 

To American Anglers. 


Devoted to Angling, Hirer, Lake and Sea 
Fishing, and Fish Culture. 

Sixteen Pages Folio. 

3?rice Twopence. 

Vol. III. commenced with the number for Jan. 
3, under new management. The Gazette is the 
only paper iu the English language entirely de- 
voted to Angling, Fish Culture, etc. 

Free bj post ONE YEAB for 12s. Gd. or 
88.25 in P. 0. 0. or 0. S. Postage Stamps 
to any address in the United States. Half 
a year for half the price. 

13?" A copy of the current nuniher and pros- 
pectus can be had (post free) by sending 6 

cents In TJ. S. Postage Stamps to the Mana- 
ger PISHING GAZETTE, 1 Crane Court, 
Fleet Street, London, England. mart! tf 


The Two Spies ! ! 

are the authors of the above hi 
arv merit, historical interest 

and plea-ant style, thrilling ii 

Washington, Hlchi i0nd,and 
of the contending armies, is : 
ever published. 1 1 ■ 

aptures ani 

for Si. 73. 
tilled for»l. 
» B?"Disabl. 
rftte, can tun 

l Spy. and 

Field, Cover and Trap 


New and enlarged edition, containing instruc- 
tions for glass ball shooting, and chapter on 
Breeding and Breaking of Dogs by .Miles John- 
son. For sale at this office. Price $2. 



For sale at this office. Price $3. 


I70R 3-cent stamp, or with handsome 
chronio picture of poultry Cor 25 ets. 
E. &C. VON (II. IN. 
mays, tl Box IK, Delaware City, Del. 

J. Cypress, Jr.'s Works. 


Price *3 Toy 


Columbia Veterinary College. 

The next cour<c of Lectures will h -gin 

OCTOBER 1st, 1870. 
Enterprising young men who Intend to baooi 

quallfytl ' a lucrative branch 

IRUo or no competition. 
.For catalogue, ad 

JS. 8.BATEB, J». V. S., 

Dean of the College, 

SUE. 34th »t„ N. y 

$\m galls and Svairs. 


Las! Patent Target Thrower, 

With Impkoyki:) Spring and New Rubber 

<S< r <* 


General Auent. 
Cnzonovia, N. V. 


The Most Efficient. 
Throws Balls in any Direction. 


Photo's 5 Stamps— 5 Pence English. 

s. JONES; Lord Derby street. Andley. Hlaok- 

liurn. Lancashire, England. Acknowledged the 

! Oct made. N ' -lie genuine' without 

name-plate. Jonea' £8 loir, is the cheapest, 
Double Uarrel. t'entral Fire, lte- 
bouiiding Looks. t llarrcl Choked Hole. Over 
•;«0 sold this season is a proof of its cheapness, etc. 

nPEAPS from $2 to $12, Balls at 90 cents 

(Stass §atfe ami Stap.s. 


.„. 'Field, Cove 

Ti i :t ug,"theonlj 
boon ever published by a market hunter, can b< 
had at the above address, Price, S3. 


Improved Glass Ball Trap.1 



'HE best and most complete trap ever 

made. It is always roadv for single or double 
■ tin", as a rotating or stationary. Either 

$11. HKN'KV c. si.n IKMS. Siii.- Eastern Agent, 
1 Cortland! St.. N. \ '.. to whom all ordersmthe 
East should be* addressed. 

For Trap Shooting with Glass Balls 



Forsale bv all deulers in Sporting Goods, or at 
the manufacturers. 


Cor. Paterson and Pulton Sts., 
mar 13 Paterson, N. . I 


<? IRA A. 


Awarded the Medal of Progress and Grand Diploma at the American 
Institute Fair, 1878. 


ing to the great demand for the FEATHEI,' 

attention to our faclorv and the careful prndue- 

ell-knownhui t 11 U I U1\ BKO\. A CO., 


Office of the Bohemian Glass WorJcs, 214 Pearl Street, JSTetv York. 

IT 1. 1. ED HA I.L, we will from this dale pay strie 

tion of the ball ..,,!-.. ami lane : .[.ma ' : a , 

110 Piatt Street. New York, ;ls ,,or authorize, 

^k-ttentiora, Sportsmen ! 

Kay's Improved and Perfected Ball for 1879. 



HAVING succeeded in producing a Ball for professional and amateur use at the trap, 
we offer the same with the following recommendations, viz: In breakage, .the equal ami stipc- 

jsliek ami' lb a\ v I •'rep'slmt'. <\,Vl ridge- lor Long-Pange. v L: Del r. Duck, 'and Ocose. *;; :, .,• li»i; 

a bo. the Ch per Kxpausiw Concentrator. SI ■'-'' perlUO. Alms of 50 sen I on receipt of 75 cents I >\ mail. 



Grkknvii.i.i:, Pa.. May 26, 1879. 

DEAJR SIR :- We lake, pleasure in.notd£ying all admirers t.l'Target and Ball Shooting 
that wc have introduced a COMPOSITION TA 1;< ; FT HAl.J. for Trap Shooting that is perfect 
in every particular. H has be.-n thoroughly tested by many of the leading Sportsmen, and pio- 

!unr"r!n^?wc^ ! EVaVoHATI-, m 

tiv.- days and acts a'':. I Kli'l II 1/1. 1: rks, there- 

pared to fill orders. Drafts or P. 0. Ordei/ musl occompaoo all ! dub- arc invited 

losond for Sample BOX, (25 ba lb. and Circular lice. ,). I!. W.Utdl. Inventor. 

I'KICK LIST Per thousand, $1-'. Noohai". b .:• packaa . . Addrr.-s 

CARVER TARGET BALL CO., Greenville, Mercer Co., Pa. 

(ffuu% j&mimwttimt, (Bit. 


Winner of London " Field " Gun Trial 

OF 1879. 

Distancing all his Competitors-Greener.Mnleliiin:. 
I, Lesson (Wol .ley!, and the 
Whole Competition. 

■' In the second class for IB-bores Mr. Green dis- 
tanced his competitors in all the three classes, 
beating Mr. Greener's I'-hon ,\ ) -.'< points— a 
■lous performance truly. In the third 





In the world. 

Sizes, from 6 to 1 6 Bore. 

Equal in finish, symmetry of outline, and mate- 
rial, to the finest English guns, and at 
more reasonable prices. 
The Sueider Rebounding Lock oso.L the only re- 
bounder with which missfires will not occur. 


For ''Workmanship, Rebounding Locks, and 

Compensating Features of Action." 



Pin Fire Guns Changed to Central Fire. 

Muzzle Loading Ottns Altered to Breach Loaders. 

Clark & Sneider, 

214 West Pratt Street, Baltimore. 

Send for Illustrated Catalogue. 


Breech-Loading Shot-Gnu . 



Rebounding Lock. 
Chokebore Barrels. 

For close, hard shooting excels all others. Ex- 
tra ilea. . "i,i , .,"■ ...... la, a r ,a ilij . Semi ..rami, 

for circular. HIDE & SHAT'llji iv, Manufactu- 
rers, Hatfield, Mass. 




HUH. 12, 1»78. 800 »«oi." nuc.ta.W8. wmwa X 




tau^,w,w^ M*r« 


■«a»-«.6.i.9 l S,»,8Afl.4 1 i\l.t,0A-T4 
"-- 1NOTJJ1II& 

I I/SkI 

(»*M~«,cA*.sAa.6. > A*' 6 .^*- '*-' 

*■' Tn UiTD*»» lin ** »• »o* pnfMt te ww*B«.alp «« -nwll u MTDMrn ot u*j gam fr, 


9 . chimce falls, urn, v, i & 



£fl0rt;SHUm'!5 <$00tte. 




Having made special terms with the manufacture.™. I 

-— able lo Oder to thy patrons or this paper the I'oUowinit 

-nplete FIshlDK Outots at »he lowest prices ever 

OUTFIT NOf • Consists of a three-Jointed 

Ash Rett, rtnely vpi . i i iij^. A well- 

flnishcU bril". reel wliieli ills die mil rierfertlv". u,i nira 
laid linen lino and half a Uoien hooks on goad single 
snob's. The regular price of this outfit is SI OO and t offer it for SI OO. This is just the 
«ung for the hoys and girls who want to titaniums epp u.s, and is bonud to please all who 

e it 

OUTFIT NO. 2, A ,me three.jointed Kod.Uark polished butt.Brnsr, mounted with Reel Bands and guides. 
An elegant lart I Moo. and extra laid linen line with half a dozen hooks on single mell and hall's 

tied ami finished nri double snell An elecant patent Bait-box as shown in rut) flnelv painted, and 

e outtit for any one. At the regular 


Warranted to Bait evei 
price this outtit would 

- OUTFIT NO. 3 consists of 

die joints, and lanoc wood tip, full 
up to twenty pound3. ' * 

eeerv w:iv. :-.n r\',r:\ 1 
Uont. Re'iptlm pri.-u 

olegant thrcc-Jotnted Ban 1 
-.. -rass mounted Willi reel band.,. B .„ 
(lniily finished brass Multlplviuit reel ,,< Ok»ii 

li iinisb-d lin-r in.. w,tu 1-e-t .[ ... 

his outfit STT SO. 1 odor it for 1*5 OO. This ontiit 
f kind of Halt and yet have tackle suitable for all, a 

with finely polished dark butt and rald- 

i.s. ere , and is a rod good for anv fish 

1 in etui insole v.tdl step and perfect ill 

OUTFIT No. 4 Consists of a four, jointed BASS HOD, finely polished hollow butt, extra Lanee. 
wood Tip in butt, best Multiplying Balance handle. Heel best quality Braided Linen Line; one 
dozen Best Double Sncll Hooks: Bait Box, Sinker and Float. Regular price of outfit, $.10. I offer 
it for 37- 

OUTFIT Xo. S. General Rod. Hollow Butt; can tie used with three joints, for Bass, or with 
four joints for trout,. Hits two ll«ht Loneewood Tips and one heavy Tip, finely finished. One best 

Multiplying Reel, with Imkuiee handle. One Beet Braided Line, i.o J, men Best Double 

Sneil Hooks. One Double Out Leader ; Halt l.bev. Sinker and Float. Regular price of outfit, $12.50. 
I oiTer it fur $9. Good? warranted as represented. Mention tin's paper to receive these outfits at 
the above price. Any of then) sent by express on receipt of price. Send stamp for 04 page Cata- 
logue of Ashing- Tackle, Camping, Archery, Base Ball and Sportsmen's Goods. 

R. SIMPSON, 132 Nassau Street, N. Y. 

o. :e». 'wood-to'ar.d «? oo., 



And Woodward's Medicated Bird Swings. 

SITION TRAP BALL, pronounced by professionals and amateurs superior to all others. 
No more trouble and danger from sharp ind insoluble 1 airmenl .Which cause so mam i.n.i ,-,■ ... 
the use of glass balls, accept i leldsai I n lerli speciajb Bel i ■ an fhootbur WOOD- 
WARD'S SOLUBLE COMPOSITION i l, :; , ,,,, .hen hit. and 

•wing to the quick dissolution of the i r. teen . e-i be used wherever convenience may dictate. 
Write to your dealer for circulars and terms, or address O. F. WOODWARD or CO., 

Le Roy, N. Y., Manuf'rs and Sole Propr's. 
MEDICATED NEST EGGS, sure death to hen lice, 56.00 per gross, 60 oentB per dozen. Medicated 
Bird Swings and Perches, for Bird Cages, keep them free from vermin. Address as above. 

Sportsmen's fB«ttt«i. 


The Pennsylvania R. R. Co., 

Respectfully invlteattention to the 


afforded by their lines for reaching most of the 

■ . ■ T" "V ' ' .:-'- ie i i ■■■ ;: ■:. . ;.' it- ''.' : :t, i ,■- 

I'lGdi-e- -.'.-.• .- Tee-" 11 lei ij , -= t , •_> eo.NTi.N LOl'S 

J^portstttm'ji Routes. 


without failure or injury. 


Pennsylvania Railroad Company 

also reach the best localities for 


ki Pennsylvania and New Jersey. EXCURSION 
PI ■ :KETS are si ild ai 1 he offices of the Company iu 
all the principle cities to KANE, KENOVA, BED- 
FORD, GHEE i S EtA ' < N, MJNNEQUA, and 
other well-known centers for 
Trout Fishing, Wing Shooting, and Still 
Also, to 


L. P. FARMER, GenT Pass. Agent. 
FbAnk Thomson, Oenl Manager. febW-tf 

Springfield, White Mountains, Montreal and 
intermediate polute. The new palace steamer S. 
B.lfurUxam leaves Pier 25, East River, dally (Sun- 
days excepted) at 3 pjj. A passenger train will be 
in waiting oft the wharf at New Haven, and leave 
forSprtngfieldand way stations on arrival ofboat. 

NIGHT LINE-The The Continental leaves New 
York at H p.m., connecting with passenger train 
in waiting on wharf at New Haven, leaving at 5 
A.M. Tickets sold and baggage chocked at 0U 
Broadway. New York, and 4 Court street, Brook- 
lyn. Excursions to New Haven and return, $1.50. 
Apply at General Office, on the pier, or to RICH- 
ARD PECK, General Agent. 

To Hunting and Fishing Parties. 

The Pullniau Car Company 

J. new cars "DawCrucket." and "Izaak Walton," 

which are lined up with diuluir room and kitch- 
en, slo.-pior apartment- , kn id ories, etc.. also pro- 
vided with ravk? ami e!,isr-ti- fee e-uns and fishing 

!■ 'lOgS. 

Diiejiains, rates and other desired information 
furnished on application to Gen'l Supt. P. V. C. 
Co., Chicago. 

St. Louis, Minneapolis 


Through Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars 

between St. Louis, Minneapolis 
and St. Paul. 

Burlington, C. Rapids & Northern 


Lines in Iowa, running through some of the finest 
hunting grounds in the Northwest for Geese, 

Ducks, "Pinnated and Untied Grouse and Quail. 
Sportsmen and their dogs taken good care oi . Re- 
duced rates on parties of teu or more upon appli- 
cation to Gen'l .Helot Otlie-e, Cedar Kapidst, 

C. J. IVES, 
E. F. Wisslow, Gen'l Passenger Agent. 

General Manager. 


xLmOJSTGt xs3i_.^:ixrx> 


Jane 15, 1879. 
HPRAINS "WILL leave Hunter's Point, 
JL Bushwick and Flatbush aves., cor. Atlantic 
Avenue, Brooklyn : 


8 80 Greenpoim and San: Harbor Mall. 

8 oo Pat.! , ana Rockaway Mail. 

10 00 Port .leiv err. ei and way. 

11 00 Babylon, Merrick, Rockaway and way. 

8 30 Garden City, Northport, Glen Cove, etc. 
i 00 Greenport. Sag Harbor Express (Garden 

4 30 Babylon Express— Wall St. to Babylon, 1 
hour and 20 minutes. Patchogue. 

i 30 Port Jefferson and way. 

5 00 Babylon ana way. 

5 30 Locust Valley, Glen Cove and wav. 

8 00 Patchogue Accommodation. 
i. :■ i.i,.,..:':,'. .... 

7 00 Merrick Accommodation. 

M. 6 00 Greenport, Sag narbor, Port, Jefferson. 

9 00 Garden City, Hempstead, Port Jefferson 
and way. 


1 30 Garden City and Hempstead. 

7 00 Garden City. Hempsiead, Northport and 

A theatre train will be run fromHuuler'*- Point 
ami Flatbush av. every Saturday night fit 111:15 A.M 


To Sportsmen and Tourists : 

J- C: e.t::e,,rs:ar. loiteliook for 387918 now 

read,'., i.',,i,i,e, i ,!,e I |.-;,iiit information us to 

the best .hunting and fishing grounds can be ob- 
tained of 

/ T. P. CAKPKNTEH, Gel.,. Pass. Agl. 

junl23ai Atlantic Duck, BuffalorN Y. 

^iwrtsttwu'is iout^si. 


TO Otta^w-a. 

GATION cos STKAMIIKS, tu or from OT- 
TAWA CITY". The Capital ol the Dominion may 
be reai bed from MONTH KA 1„ by DAI" HVA'I\ 
leaving dally at 7:16 a.m., and from PEES- 
COTT ,. .op. .site Oed.n-huir, on [lit- St. Lau- 
rence, the point where the great slmim of Auicri- 

TourSst should" make the trip US or DOWN the 
River Ottawa. The scenery of the Ottawa Hue, 

the famous "blue' : Danube; the approach to 

Ottawa City by the river la grand in ti 

and unsurpassed. The steamers of this line ore 

new, confortable, and woll-appointi d. 


First Class Fare from Montreal to Ottawa. . .$2.50 
Hetiirn Fan- from Montreal to Ottawa. . -1.1.10 
A. W. SHKPHERD, i'res't. 


Chesapeake & Ohio R. R. 

The Route of the Sportsman and Angler to 

the Best Hunting and fishing 

Grounds of Virginia and 

West Virginia, 

Comprising those of Central and Piedmont Vir- 

einia nine lii, hie Mountains. Valley of Virginia, 

Rivers, and Kanawha V alley, and including in 
their varieties of name and tisb. deer, bear, wild 
tlirieel s. -.-lid due.:, e-rolise. quail, snipe, wook- 
cock, mountain rnnil, has.s, pike, pickerel, etc. 

(inns, fisliitig- tackle, and one dog' for each 
sportsman earned free. 

The Route of the Tourist, 

through the most beautiful and picturesque sce- 
nery of the Virfrhiia Mountains to their most fa- 
mous watering "places and summer resorts. 

The Only Route via White Sul- 
phur Springs. 

Railroad connections at Cincinnati, with the 
West, Northwest and Southwest ; at Gordons vUlo 
with the North and Northeast ; and at Richmond 
and Charlottcville with the South. All modern 
Improvements in equipment. 

Gen. Passenger and Ticket Agent, 
mayS ly Richmond Vn. 



^HE first-class steamships Carroll and 

J_ Worcester, will leave X wharf, Boston, 
for above ports, every Saturday at 12 M. 

Through tickets sold to all principal points in 
Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. No freight 
received after 10 A.M. on day of sailing. Ship- 
piirs must send with receipts the value of 
goods for Master's manifest. For rates of 
freight or passage inquire of W. H. RING, 18 
T wharf, orO. G.d'EARSOX, «19 Washington 
stimet. F. NICREBSON & CO., Agents. 

Old Dominion Line. 

THE STEAMERS of this Line reach 

shooting sections in the- «ountrv. Connecting; di- 
rect for Chincoteaguo, Cobb's Island, and points 

on the Peninsula. I it v I'oli, (,. lames' Itiver, Cur- 
rituck, Florida and the mountainous en net, -\ ni 

gtoMis and §tf&»tfj8 fot^iKirfeMctt. 

Indian Biyer Hotel, 


' 'A. dir ondaoh.s." 

GOOD accoramodfttions at prices to suit 
the times. Pleasant drives Fine boating. 



Has no Equal in Canada, 

And few if any in the United States, lor elegance, 
com fori, reasonable charges tuid good attendance. 


jel62m Proprietor. 

\KD A 

Pleasant Resort for Summer Hoarders, 

oo 1'0 


Take cars from Hunter's Point, Lcftfe Island 
Railroad. Terms easy. 


Wild Fowl Shooting. 


Sho.ltllie- Ol 

by himself to hisivucsh 
teed. Address W.M. N. 

sRotcls, nnrt lleisorts fm$yix tismew. 


SA Ml aires, well stocked with (juails. Two 
hours from w Mshiniru-n . t '..mfortable lodpre; 

horses and servants. I'ihti-i lenre invited. 

.I. R, BAYLOR, Greenwood Depot, Abb Co., Va. 



Ocean County, New Jersky, 

Neir ll.lriieeeu Inlet. line Gllllllllljr, IMdllfaur, 
ae-comiuodutJons, families or u-ansieiit guests. 
' ALONZO II. OOHWIN, Proprietor. 

gi«ft*rs, ®t*' 


Mm Archery. 

50 Fulton street, New York. 

Agents for Tfionhas Aldrcd of London, 

Manufacturer of the Finest Archery 

m the World. 

Below find list of English and Spanish Y"ew 
Bows, acknowledged by all Archers to be the 
Gent's Spanish Tow Bow, 53 lbs., verr 

Choice W6 09 

r. Cent's Spanish Yew flows, -15, SO, 53 lbs. . 60 00 

1 " " " " 19 lbs., 50 C* 

1 " " " " SS lbs 40 00 

3 " EnjrliHh " " 43, 81, 53 lbs.. . 50 08 

S " B " " 44, 4Ji,U» 40 00 

i " " " " 43, 4«, 48, 68 lbs 36 00 

3 42, 441b8 30 M 

1 Ladies' Spanish Yew, 33 lbs 35 00 

3 ' 28and33 1b3 ,. SOW 

1 Ladles' English " S3 lbs gs 00 

3 " " " JBandBl lha 30 00 

3 " 27 and 26 lbs IB 00 

1 " " " 30 lbs --.„ 1T0O 

Beat Cient'slLant«wood, 40 to 54 lbs 11 SO 

SdBest " " 40 to 54 lbs 8 30 

Best Ladies' " 33to301bs 8 50 

3d Best " " 31 to 38 lbs 7 50 

All the above in G reen Baiy.e Bairs,and aU goods 
warrante lor the money returned. 

Send check. P. O. order or registered letter, and 

■ m ',. ire bur best attention. I roods sent fi. 0. D. 
J. B. CROOK & CO. 

ImproTed Archery Eows. 

Patent Raw Hide Backed Bows. 


Lance, Lemon and Snake Wood, 


Call, or send for Circular, JOnN W. SJTOTON. 
OS Liberty street, rooms 18 and 13. 




Tac.Hussej's Archeiy Score Booh, 

For sale by dealers, or of 


Des Moines, Iowa. 

Each Book 50e. Each CIn1> Book $fi.00. 

©axirtttmy, ®tt. 



No. 55 Carmine St., N. T. 
Pet Animals, Deer Heads, etc., stuffed and 
mounted. Order work a specialty. • marS Sm 

Chas. Reiche & Bro. 


Birds and Rare Animals 


Zoological Gardens and Menageries, 

5 Chatham St. , third door from N. William. 


E< IB Sa 1..F. -Man, lariu Ducks, Onlden and Silver 
Pheasants (China); Spur-winifed Geese, E(r>-ptian 
Oeeso (Africa); Widgeons, Hed Headed Duclta, 

Established tSO'J, 

Taxidermist Supplies. 

1>IRD SKINS. Bin! Staffers 1 Took. Glasa 
J Eyes for Stuffed Birds and Animal, etc. 
send itauu i ii d prieeliBt. 

" ~ . :.d UovkouSt... Iloston, Mass. 
Bird Station, Itoek Work, etc., 
- - :\v thins; best hi 
jylO lr 

10c. per package by nutil ; 


„., 9 a week, $12 a day at homo easily made. 
«P < * Co»Uy outtit tree. Address TUUK ft (XI., 
Avurusta, Maine 




No. 26 Murray Street, N. Y., 

Sole Proprietors and Manufacturers of 


No. 1 to 7, strongest and cleanest made, in sealed 
1 lb. canisters. Hicner numbers are specially 
recommended for breech-loading guns. 


For water-fowl, strong and eleau. No. 1 to fi, 
In metal kegs.Gi lbs. each, and cnuistersof lando 
lb*, each. 


The best for rifles and ail ordinarv 
Slaes,FG.FFG:nid V F FG .the last being the finest. 
Packed in wood and metal kegs of 25 tbs., 13* lbs. 
and Hi lbs., and in canisters of I lb. and J lb. 

Al! of the above give hls-b velocities and less 
residuum than any other brands made, and are 

r mmmeled and used bvCniit. BUGARDUS, 

the •' Champion Wing Shot of the World." 

Blasting Powder and Electrical Blasting 


3VCilit«,ry Poxieder 

of all kinds on hand and made to order. 
Safety ruse, Frictional and Platinum Fnses. 
Pamphlets, showing sizes of the grain by wood- 
cut, sent free on application to the above address. 





The Most Popular Powder In Use. 

tablished in 1S01, hare maintained their 
great roplit<ili< in for seven!} -eight years. Wanu- 
ftctare the foiiowing celebrated brands of Pow- 

No*. 1 (coarse; to 4 (fine), uneoualed in strength, 
cftriekxiess. and cleanliness; adapted for Glass 
Ball and I'igeon Shooting. 
Nos. 1 (coarse) to 3 (fine), burning slowly, strong, 
and clean: great penetration; adapted for Glass 
Ball, Pigeon, Duck, and other shooting. 
A rj nick, Strom?, and clean Powder, of very fine 
gram for pistol shooting. 
FFG and FFFG. The FG for long range rifle 
siooting, the FFG and FFFG for general use. 
burning strong and moist. 
ING POWDEb.S rrf all sizes and descriptions, 
"or export. Cartridge. Musket. 
and Mammoth Powder, L'. S. 
adanl. Powder m.innf.'. i areo 

ed t 

r pi 

.of. Age: 


ml prim ipni 
the C. 8. Represented by 

F. L. KNEELANI), 50 Wall Street, N. T. 

N. B.— TTee none but DUPONT'S FG or FFG 
Powder for long range nfle shooting. 




Hazard's "Blectrie Powder." 

Son. 1 (fine) to 8 (ooarse). Unsurpassed in point 
f strength and cleanliness- Packed in square 
canisters of 1 lb. only. 
Hazard's "American Sporting." 
Nos. 1 («ne) to (coarse). In 1 lb. canisters and 
» IT), kegs. A tine grain, quick and clean, for up- 
land prairie shooting. Well adapted to shot guns. 

Hazard's "Duck Shooting." 
Nos. 1 (flnei to 5 (coarse). In 1 and 5 lb. canisters 
and 61 and \A> lb. kegs. Burns slowly and very 
clean, shooting remarkably close and with {treat 
■penetraMmi. For field, forest, or water shooting, 
ft ranks any other brand, and it is equally ser- 
viceable for muzzlo or breech-loaders. 

Hazard's "Kentucky KHle." 
FFFG. FFG, and " Sea Shooting" FG in kegs of 
2.1. 121. and til lbs. and cans of 6 lbs. FFFG is also 
packed in 1 and . lb. canisters. Burns strong and 
moist. The FFFG and FFG are favorite brands 
for ordinary sporting, and the " Sett shooting 
FG is the standard lift tie Powder of the country. 

Superior Mining and Blasting Powder. 

MAN I 'FA i. rl KED Tu ORDER. 



Sporting Gunpowder. 



No° 2, 3, t, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Superior Rifle, En- 
field Rifle, and Col. Hawker's Ducking. W. 
STITT, 81 Cedar St., N. Y. Agent for the U. S. 


Tho moat, profitable way of dealing in stocks is by 
Bonlbtntos ld co-operating them 

as a whole, dividing profits pro rata among share- 
holders, according to the market, monthly. Each 
customer thus secures all the adyac 
e capital and eiperieu 

ntages of im- 

equal proportionate StteoeBS. New Fork Stocjt 
RWairter 1, an4 new circular mailed free. Fuji 
mformation for aoy one to opperate successfully. 
laiwrence Si Co, ST HieoAAge Place, N. Y. 



imekmp ^ivr> bttok shot. 

American Standard— Eagle Brand. 


Editor Forest and Stream:— New York, Jan. 13, 1879. 

HAVING been asked by many of your readers as to the merits of TIN-COATED 
SOFT SHOT. 1 desire to soy that 1 consider it the best shot I have ever used. I have given it 
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THE Judge and I bad been loafing and fisbing the best 
part of a month ; the former at and about Hot Siti- 
ng's, in Middle Park, and the latter at Grand. 
Williams, Frazer, and other rivers and creeks of the 
neighborhood. We had wound up by a four days' excur- 
sion to Black Lake, which was to conclude our holiday, 
and got back to our rallying point on a warm, dusty Sun- 
day. From crowding a day's ride of forty odd miles into 
the forenoon, we came in tired and hungry. On arrival 
we learned that the advance guard of a new hunting 
party from Denver had arrived that morning ; were now 
across the river, but would be back to our cabin for din- 
ner, and that they had already filed an application for the 
writer to join them on a three weeks' bear hunt to the 
Yampah. Over a, famously good dinner the question was 
discussed at length and decided iu the affirmative. The 
I to go home, fearing that some of his eueuts 
[night escape if he protracted his absence longer. In the 
afternoon the " outfit" arrived and went into camp ; the 
party. Col, H., Attorney W. aud Capt. K., with an Irish 
tea i aster, who responded to the cognomen Tom, and a 
Dutch cook, who sometimes answered when some one 
yelled, Mike. However, they wore good servants. The 
transportation was a monstrously heavy wagon, with four 
good mules, a Concord buggy, and three or four saddle 
horses. They had started from Denver with the idea that 
two mules would draw a four-horse wagon with a six- 
horse load, and the other two could pull the buggy with 
the colonel, the guns, and the demijohns. The latter part 
of the calculation was good, but the other part failed. It 
worked all right across the fifteen miles of level plain 
from Denver, but when it came to climbing up a couple 
of vertical miles over the backbone of the continent, tho 
team was found entirely too light for the load, so all the 
mules were hitched to the wagon, and the buggy trailed 
behind it. Thus they reached the Springs. By supplying 
another set of harness and pressing a couple of the saddle 
horses into team service, the transportation was improved 
so that the mules had only the wagon to draw, and there 
was generally a pair of horses or ponies for the buggy. 
The imp m limenta was a 13x18 feet wall tent, a folding 
table, folding camp chairs, a four stoiy East India patent 
camp coo kin g range; mattresses, bedding, a large and 
varied assortment Of supplies for a month, cupboards and 
cases, a rubber boat that sometimes did service as a bath 
bib, miscellaneous tools and personal effects. 

My acceptance of the invitation was coupled with the 
condition that I must have time to send to Georgetown for 
a pair of boots, requiring two days. So it was arranged 
that the party shoti Id start Monday mormng.move leisurely 
down the Grand and up the Muddy, and wait on the 
hither slope of Gore Range until I came up. The boots 
cania as expected, and on Wednesday morning I mounted 
to follow. By taking trails here and there that cut off 
long sweeps of the wagou road I saved much in distance, 
and jusl as the sun was sinking behind the crest of the 
range before me. I oame up with the camp in a little glen 

to the left by a grove of aspens on the brink of a brook of 
icy cold water. A meadow in front with luxuriant grass 
to the saddle skirts, and a rivulet through the middle of 
it, was dotted with the horses of the party. Mike was in 
charge of camp. He reported the gentlemen out hunting: 
the mules run off, and Tom and the dog on hunt of them. 
He also gave a racy account of camp experiences to the 
preceding three days. Thoy had moved down the Grand 
almost to the head of the canon, where the river becomes 
wide, deep, and sluggish, and where they expected to dud 
good shooting and fishing. The Colonel and the Attorney 
(whom I shall designate hereafter as Judge) wont out with 
their guns. The former soon found a fine flock of geese 
and knocked down two or three. On going to pick them 
up he found red ribbons tied round their necks, and later 
had the pleasure of paying for the birds— domesticated 
wild geese. The Judge got some ducks, having to employ 
a boy .as retriever to bring them out of the river. The 
captain went fishing, and got lots of "bites " but few fish. 
The next morning his eyes were swollen shut aud he said 
mosquitoes always served him that way. In sheer disgust 
they harnessed up and- pulled out, never camping until 
they got within four miles of the summit of Gore Moun- 
tains, out of the range of mosquitoes, tame wild geese, 
and annoying settlers. The next morning the mules were 
gone— gone, back — which Tom thought "mighty strange, 
as they never done so before." He had been acquainted 
with them about a week. But the strangeness of that 
proceeding grew on Tom for two days, at the end of 
which he found them taken up by the ranchman of whom 
the Colonel purchased the geese. Tom afterwards told 
me that the mules found a certain kind of grass at that 
capup which made them run away. Upon my laughing 
a* his belief, he said that eating such grass was what 
a, ways caused horses and mules to wander off, and I 
found that this was gospel to him. 

About dusk the hunters came straggling in. ail empty 
handed. The Judge said that he had killed a deer. 
dressed it and hung it up on a tree. He then follow ed 
on to get another shot, faded aud on returning could not 
rind his venison. He searched for it untd dark and then 
came in; upon noticing certain incredulous smiles around 
the circle he pulled out his belt knife and triumphantly 
directed attention to its bloody condition, I had carried 
out a rater mail for the party, and among the missives was 
a bill for the patent hunting boots ordered from London, 
England, by the Judge and Captain expressly fortius trip. 
Including premium and exchange their understandings 
cost about $22.50 per pair as Iunderstood it. The Colonel 
also received a letter calling him back, but by next morn- 
ing lie was persuaded that he had not received it, and he 
said it wasn't urgent anyhow. Tom got back after dark 
without the mules or any trace of them, but with the 
dog (a shepherd, simply to watch camp and drive in 
stock) completely worn out. Thenceforward that dog 
could not be enticed out of sight of camp. 

Thursday morning was bright but everything glistened 
with white frost. Notwithstanding, the Judge and the 
Captain punished themselves by an ice cold bath all over 
before sunrise, and they repeated it almost every day 
afterwards. After breakfast we saddled up and struck 
out north for a long pine-covered spur of the mountain in 
search of the Judge's deer or some other one. It was now 
two or three days past the middle of August. The sea- 
son had been very dry and everything was parched and 
brittle. The woods were thick and the ground covered 
with dry leaves and sticks. Although deer were evidently 
quite plentiful it was almost impossible to get sight of one. 
Several shots were fired at vanishing figures among the 
trees but no game secured, and early in the day all were 
wending campward. On the way I had to cross a little 
stream, not a step in width, in which trout were visible. 
Dismounting and procuring a willow " greenkeart" rod, 
I attached a Hue and fly, and in a few minutes was "3 ant- 
ing '' out flBh at a lively rate. They were small but num- 
erous. The stream was bordered by a continuous thicket 
of willows and frequently interrupted by beaver dams. 
Dodging through the willows I came face to face with a 
"baby" beaver, half grown, with glossy black coat dripping 
from' the baths, and sparkling eyes. He looked at me a 
moment hi surprise and then plunged over the bank into his 
pool. I reached camp with hunting-coat pockets full, to find 
some wagons loaded with fish from Yampah river camped 
near, in which the colonel had been fishing with 1 "silver 
hook." As night settled down Tom arrived with the mules. 
He picketed them short and nevermore on that expedition 
had those " animules an opportunity to eat "runaway " 
grass and escape out of sight. 

Friday there was an early breakfast and at sunrise the 
horsemen were on the road. The country was new to all 
of us. We had heard of a famous soda "spring just over 
the summit of the range. It was reported two mil: - U I m 
the road near the first stream running southwest. The 
explorer who thus described it had large ideas. A creek 
nearly a rod wide escaped his notice or didn't count. The 
Judge and I turned down it in search of that spring. We 
scrambled along hillside and through brush ; the valley 
gradually changing to a canon, and the way growing 
rough and difficult. We traveled the two mUes and then 
two or three more and gave it up. We tried fishing and 

failed : then struck for tho road in a direction which we 
thought would save 11s several miles, rather than retrace 
our difficult steps. Followed up a longdraw that changed 
gradually from a grassy opening to a bushy hollow and 
then to an almost impenetrable forest of timber, much fire 
killed and fallen. It came on to rain, first gently and 
then heavy. We became tangled in the windfalls and had 
a. most tedious and laborious journey for hours. At length 
searching tho crest of the mountain ridge we found the 
forest on the north slope mainly green and the traveling 
correspondingly better, but it was so steep that ive had to 
dismount and lead our horses, and then they slid more 
than they walked. Once down the mountain we reached 
a more open country traversed by long grassy glades. 
The distance seemed so great that we Concluded the wagon 
road must have turned abruptly north instead of continu- 
ing west as it should, 80 we turned northeast up a little 
valley to its head, crossed a low ridge and came into the 
head of another and parallel valley, and down the middle 
of that was the road and the fresh, broad tracks of our 
wagon. We had been traveling toward the preceding 
night's camp only separated from the road by a narrow 
timbered ridge. ' We galloped forward briskly onthe fresh 
trail and at the foot of the little meadow came to Rock 
Creek and knew in a moment that it was the stream down 
which to look for the famous spring. But the creek was 
full of fish, and although we were suffering with hunger 
we could not resist the temptation to catch a few. Off 
our horses and at it we went, with willow rods three or 
four feet long. The stream is a beautiful one, with clean 
grave] bed and water as clear as crystal. Its banks a 
smooth grassy meadow without bush or tree in the 
way. And the trout are doubtless the most beautiful 
in the world, specked with black and dashed with crim- 
son. Thev are small : say five or six to the pound, and 
different from any others' I have ever seen in the Rocky 
Mountains, or anywhere else for that matter. All are of 
the same variety, whereas, in most streams there are two 
or three varieties, and sometimes more. After fishing 
half an hour and catching twenty-live or thin v apiece, we 
determined to make another search for the tallied spring, 
and set out down stream along an old trail. This time 
we found it, and its water is the most delicious mineral 
water I have ever tasted in any country. Retracing our 
steps to the road, it was Just sun down when we resumed 
the chase of our camp, not knowing where it might be. 
Up and down long meadow valleys, over sharp wooded 
ridges, and, at length, along a close rugged canon we 
rode, galloping when we cotdd. until we came to Egeria 
Park, and down it two miles or so caught the gleam of a 
camp fire which proved to be ours, ft is needless to say 
it was welcome. Over fourteen hours in the saddle or 
on foot, laboring every moment, without a nouthful to 
eat, makes any kind of a resting place acceptable. 
Dinner was soon ready, and after it was over two of 
that party formed a resolution that was kept— to always 
take a pocket lunch from the breakfast table, no matter 
if the camp was going to remain where it was all day 
and we were going lo stay right in it. 

This eamp was on Tim-po-nas Creek, iu the south end 
of Egeria Park. The creek is full of beaver dams and the 
heaver ponds are full of trout. In the park there is no 
timber near the creek except willows, which are plentiful 
enough. Beavers find them sufficient for house-building 
and for food. Our folks, who had camped early in the 
H-nooii. ltad taken a good supply of trout, and the Col- 
1 had made a long shot at a deer. Just north of the 
?k is a remarkable rock, called by the Indians Tum- 
ben-ar-row, or the "sleeping lion." By some it is called 
The Sphynx, and it hears a striking resemblance to the 
famous Egyptian figure. But the likeness is more that of 
an animal lying upon tho ground with left foreleg ex- 
tended and head and neck erect in a watchful attitude. 
Its length is probahly near a thousand feet, and the height 
of the head fully twohtmdred feet, it faces the * 

seems to be looking out over the park. The formation is 
basalt ; an isolated mass thrust up through the stratified 
rocks. Grassy meadow extends to its foot on all sides. 

Saturday our road led northward, lengthwise of the 
park, which is really the crest of a divide ; the south e 
being drained southwardly to Grand River and the north 
end furnishing the extreme sources of Yampah River, 
which in the Oral part of its course flows due north. 
Toward the north end of the park, say twelve miles from 
our last camp, there is another remarkable outburst of 
basalt: a single slender shaft, which at a 1 
hies a lofty siiot tower or furnace stack. The Indians call 
it Tim-po-'nas. or Finger-Rock. White men are getting to 
call both these monuments Tim-po-nas rocks. F< ur miles 
further on we came to the main stream of the Yampah, 
an impetuous mountain torrent thirty feet wide and two 
feet deep on the rapids. Wishing the outfit a pi 
journey and having a lunch in my pocket. I stopped to 
fish. At the first cast, letting the fly float down under a 
bunch of alders on the further side, 1 hooked a 
inch trout and landed him safely. At the next took an- 
other nearly as large. Then a third yet a little smaljer. 
Walked down the gravel liar ten steps : unppeo in on the 
other side just in time for a monstrous fellow who walked 
off with my tackle as though it was a cotton thread, 



Withdrew tot repairs and Went iii again. The bank w are 

i i tsontumouslj lined and overhung with willows, 

alders and black birch twenty feethigh, mating terribly 
haul work, The only tv ay to bait' fish theatre ED I to 
■ ■ < \> it, i hap. the] bfii may a mat safely on get- 
rand tin. coldest kind of a wetat that. 
I picked along from place to place, ashing h little and 
bnshwhs idling a good deal. Deer had taken refuge In the 

willows and weeds to escape (he flies and were, con- 
stantly jumping up before tneand Crashing tli 
brush, thoi gh ■■: Lom Visible. In a quarter of a mile I 
OTOel, which held over twenty pounds ; walked 
back to my horse; mounted and again took the wagon 
trail ft came on to ruin. The camp was six preight 
I her down the valley in a beautiful and very lux- 
uriant meadow, where moat of the river banks nivelear 
ot brush and (he fishing eery comfortable. My eagerness 
had C0St harder work, bill seenred, probably, more and 

in c ash, \i camp they had Caught quite a iiumber, and 
i in several mountain herring (hero called gray- 


morning it was derided to remain in camp until 

noon, in order to bunt ■and fish. The Judge set out at 

for a deer or an elk. Taking my rod and basket 

1 walked back up the river a couple of miles to ft large 

grOTE of tall CottonwooClS, where I had decided the even- 

| ■ bOIOW ! Il0] It lol Of big relieves. As it was too 

'" r the- fish I improved some of the leisure time in 
r a few grassphoppers, in order to eive those of 
m taste a little variety. Y 
vet grass and bushas t 


waded wet grass and bushes to no purpose until drenched 

to the neck. Then 1 lunched on raspberries and earvta 

berries and re, ted. At length they began to rise and. oh ! 
what sport I had. There are no big holes and inexhauSt- 
able schools of lish ; but at every bend, under every over- 
hanging tree and behind every sheltering rock in i I ur 

rent -were one, two, three or more, up to seven or eight. 

■ nl tisb. The biggest oni — from sixteen to twen- 
i ing -would generally be caught first, and then 
tld grade down. Sometimes after exhausting 

the fcVj ■/, pin i Dg in a ■.■ 1. 1 ihopper I would s ablB 

one, 01 two. that would not touch a fly. I tilled m\ creel 
and my pockets and went to camp, tired enough of Day 
load. At noon it rained hard. The Judge did not get iii. 
After the shower I went out again three hundred yards 


I had 

n and tilled my basket again b\ T the time I 
camp. Then it rained' again; the Jin U>> ■ ■'"■ 
■aiil. I and we bad dinner. The shower over. I 
in at camp. The first lish f caught was a herring 

ii one above camp, hut my evening eatch was 

about half herring; At dusk my basket was nearly full 
again, making over sixty pounds for (he day. 4 good 
many were taken by others of the party, and by the men. 
and "the next morning we had nearly half ft barrel of 
dressed tisb to salt down. Our camp marked exactly the 
he herring run, but the best (rout were above it. 
Monday morning opened fair, but the high mountains 
..If to the west were covered with fresh snow. The road 
follows down the valley half a dozen miles further and 
then bears northwest across the are of a great bend of tho 
river over a hilly country. I stopped at the point of di- 

vi iii ome more sport, but it was an "off day" 

Qshand I gol bul few— about evenlytrout and 

herring. Whilst loitering here a terrific stornj of hail 
and rain came on. The best shelter obtainal It was ; 
bunch of willows, re-enforced by saddle and blanket, un- 
der the lee of which I shivered it through, holding my 
horse— driven almost frantic by the pelting hail stones - 

by the bridle. When it was over I rode out of that valley 
I I wo inches of hail to find I be road over the clayey 
bills so slippery that my horse could not, keep his foot 
anil had (o take to the grass. It was a long, chilly, cheer- 
less ride, relieved only by the discovery that (be* balance 
of the outfit had been struck by a worse streak of the 
storm and had a terrible time with the big wagon among 
the hills. They had stuck, broken chains and" ropes, un- 
iftdedand "hacked" the freight over one or two of the 
worst places, .lust before dark f came up with the camp 
in the pretty little valley of Trout Creek. The storm had 
spoiled the fishing there, too. but the Colonel, the Judge 
and the Captain had knocked over a fine lol of grouse and 
a capital dinner was just about ready for attack. 

of note, The route was over 
nt little timber. A number of 
■re killed from the road. About 
.1 the Yum pah below the cation, 
J, and pitched camp. The river 
d of the balm of Giioad variety, 
alley fertile with a great 

ripe, A good supply 

Tuesday lirougl : 
a hillv country with 

grouse and sage liens 

three o'clock we read 
as the point is det 

■■-. tth Cottonwood ( 
very tall and straight ; tb 
abundance of wild fruit — cu 
and red haws— just then f, 
fish were caught, including 
we afterwards learned 
more bones to the square inch tha 
swims and is Utterly worthless, ffe; 
and Mike found a snake in his kitehi 
in for warm Hi. 

■lay we moved down the river six miles to Hay- 
den and spent the day visiting, examining the coal mess- 
ing the country. In the evening caught 
a few fish, but we were ahead of tho fall run and they 
were not plentiful. The river is here from one hundred 
and fifty to two hundred feet wide, with long reaches of 

.11 MS..J--M. F.MMM—H^.,,3 K~ .-!,.-..«*. .a........ .■ 1 -. 

■ailed - 

.-fish, it 

• fish that 

cupboard — crawled 

deep still water, separated by short sharp 

; boulders and gravel tin which tin 

, ieel Jeep. 


the cai and 

ducks were shot, near 

(fie re. i 1 1 eil ,ee I 
which result, ii 
fellowsoii shore. Thi 
nothing. In the 



up the river to the mouth of 
ost, delightful camp. Some 
A rope was stretched across 
t out and a ferry established, 
kings and lOtBOf f im for the 
went deer hunting but killed 
! took a basket of fish— trout 
and herring— anil among them had the good luck to se- 
cure the largest one of the trip, and a famous struggle I 
had with him. The river bank, about four feet high, is 
covered with brush sodense that it is almost impossible to 
get, through it. The bushes are from fifteen to twenty 
feet high and there is not a foot of open space, I had 
stepped out upon a Blender Cottonwood tree that the 
beavers had eul down and the top ■ ■ h nded some twenty 

feet over the water— the under bra, ft, ; |,,: 

dropped hi, ib twi'Ci old allowed it to ll.,at down to the 
brash without seeing a fish, at which i was rather glad, 
■■ .' didn't know how I would Beoure 
it. But. I have a rule of easting three times and then, if 

not successful, moving on , ^o I skipped the fly up the 
stream for the third time. The current was liko a mill 
race. a« the painted feather danced over the ripples a 

cavernous opening rose up beneath, and the feather dis- 
appeared. I b« didn't flip it into the opening with his tail 
—not, any. Then I realize,! that I had business on hand, 
and I recollected that I bad a frayed snell that hud given 
way but a few minutes before on a big grayling. 1 had 

patched it up knowing that I ought to throw it away, but 

1 thought "it must do once mole in this infernal brush." 

'A ii in the first dash mj new acquaintance went under 

the tree and 1 thought tiiie game was up and I was 
euehered, but the line held and i wanted that fish " aw- 
fully." 1 edged out along the yielding free top. an inch 
at a time, until the tip of my rod reached past its extreme 
branches and then began to Lead him up stream. Tie 
strong current tired iniu East, and if was not, many min- 
utes until he was broadsid i and 1 was holding his head 

half iu the air, But then bow to get him ashore was the 
question. J edged back .along my friendly cottonwood 
pole until I got one foot on shore, and then I drew in my 
fish until he was gasping on the surface four feet below 
my toes. Slack was all in and rod perpendicular before 
me. T reached out and took the line in my lingers, aban- 
doned the rod to its lodgment in the brush and then— rested 
and meditated. 1 knew that if I lifted the fish aud lie 
made the least " wriggle" that snell would part. At the 
same time. 1 knew the fish would not climb up the bank 
and into my basket. At last I eased him out of the water 
and he started up beautifully. Half way, a flirt of his 
tail, and down he went. But ho sunk to the bottom like 
a, stone and lay gasping between the boulders. I dropped 
almost as fast. "Feet and hands reached the river bed at 
the same instant, and With the, latter .1 seized the fish and 
threw him upon the bank. In the. dive 1 lost my hat, and 
the next thought was that there was not ah extra tile 
within a hundred miles, t reached for my friendly cot- 
tonwood again, swung myself upon the hank, tossed the 
lish back int.. the woods', and tore away down the river 
through the brush: (passed the bend and saw a black 
speck bobbing on the billows; seized a dry sapling as I 
rati, again jumped into the river and could just reach the 
fast vanishing head covering and steer it ashore. Then 
1 found mv basket that I had been carrying in my hand 
from place to place through the brash, 'mv lish. and the 
wreck of mi, lacklc. Repaired damages, found a naked 
grave) bar at the foot of a ripple on which 1 took mv 
stand and filled up my creel with grayling. In the even- 
ing my big lish weighed four and a quarter pounds — not 
large for a lake denizen; but goodsisse for a small river. 
Just above camp in the river bottom was a wonderful 
orchard of sarvis berries. Many of the trees were fifteen to 
twenty feet high, and all bending under their loads of 
ripe fruit. 

Fridav.— If had been arranged whilst we were at Hay- 
den to go to the mountains about the head waters of Elk- 
head river, ten or fifteen miles north of our present camp. 
on a deer hunt. This morning Messrs. Smart and Thomp- 
son of that place came, up In join us. Under their guidance 
we crossed the river and struck directly north, over high 

rugged Mils.- covered with dwarf oak and other shrubs. 
The primary object of the expedition had been to hunt 
bear in this very neighborhood, but the unusually dry- 
season had blasted tho fruit crop and bruin had migrated 
In ordinary seasons the bushes which coyer the hills are 
loaded wil'h cherries, sarvis berries, acorns and other fruits 
and nuts. There bears are plentiful aud easily found. 
Instead, we found the earth parched and cracked Open SO 
that in places it was dangerous to ride over. But little 
grass bad grown, and the weeds were dry and rattled like 
corn blades in a winter gale. Mostof the water had dried 
iq, which would account for the disappearance of game if 
there was no other cause. As we climbed higher and 
higher, the country became more favorable, and after rid- 
ing two or three hours, several deer crossed our course just 
in front and disappeared in the woods. Near the crest of 
tho range, or spur of mountains that divides the waters 
of Klk river from those of the Elk Head, we found a spring 
and a little meadow of green grass where we camped. 
Took a hasty lunch anil set out for an evening hunt. 
Three of us together crossed over the divide to the east, to 
the head waters of a creek near which it was said there 
was a, deer lick, but we failed to find it, and agreed to beat 
up the valley, or ra vine, to its head. One took the bottom 
of the hollow and one on cither slope, three or four hun- 
dred yards from the gulch. We were to keep abreast as 
nearly as possible, and get together before returning to 
camp. I understood the rendezvous to he tit the head of 
the hollow, The man on the opposite slope got a running 
shot or two ; the others didn't see a deer, 1 readied tie.. 
top of the ridge about sundown, and waited forthe others 

Who did not come. As dusk came on. 1 started buck 
and began hallooing: got one or two answers away below 
mo and then could get "no more. I then struck over the 
summit of the mountain for camp, through the little 
" sag " by which we had come, as I thought. There was 
an old dim trail but it was too dark to find tracks or prove 
their absence. I found the descent all right, seemingly, 
but the bottom of the "draw" was densely timbered, 
choked with brush and weeds, aud dark as a pocket ; so 1 
took the slope, keeping the gulch on D1J left, which would 

ii me all right to camp which was on that slope. That 
is. it would if I had been m the right hollow— but I wasn't. 
There Was a fire away off thirty or forty miles in the west 
that was a, good landmark, and I kept that on my "porl 
quarter." The "track" was not good, being filled with 
logs, brush, weeds, aud rocks ; hut I made fair time, hav- 
ing a, down grade. I ran into a bunch of deer btitcould'nt 
see a shape. They kept along parallel with my coursefor 
some distance. When I stopped, they would stop and 
stamp. If I then spoke or rustled a bush, one or more of 
them would make a leap or two and then stand still. I 
am not certain whether ihev escaped from me. or I from 
them. At length i struck the oak belt, and then I knew 
that 1 WftS far below camp, and t hat I didn't know where 
I was. Jn a little grassy opening beside a wall of rank 
oak and cherry bushes. 1 halted ; gathered a lot. of wood 
and started a fire J made a bed of cherry houghs and lav 
down to sleep. Toward nu.-rni:, . .-old and I 

started another fire on the oppt eife side of nry bedandrin- 
ished the night between two fires— bad to replenish them 
almost every hour. At daylight [started up the. moun- 
tain again and soon oame in sight, of a basaltic, peak that 
a Bed the daybef which, on the op- 

posite side, I had finished my " b< evening : I 

■truck for that, and near the summit breakfasted on rasp- 

II \ round the point in the laurel brake I camel 
Upon my tracks of the [day before, and.soon after plumped! 
into a hand of blackballs that were feeding among the 
mountain aah ; made a running shot m the bush and 
struck for camp. A mile from there .met three of the party 
starting to look for me : told them where I left my herd, 
and we flatted. At camp found the colonel and : 
tain .saddling up logo back to the camp on the river. I 
got breakfast, saddled my horse, and struck for Henno's 
peak mines on a torn- of exploration : 
mountains by the (rail of yesterday, and. followed down 
i be creek, Four mass below our then ftwhing-baokpoiriS 
found the deer lick— a number of salt springs at the foot 
of cliff, about which the ground was tramped lo the hard- 
ness of a sheep fold. At the debouchure of the stream 
into the valley of Elk river is a wide alluvial depositc 
planted with yampa, ruilichoke, sa-tra (you printed i v.e/. 
in a letterof mine not long ago) and other edible roots for 
w hich the bears bad been digging until it was like a pota- 
to field that hogs had harvested, and this extended over 
hundreds of acres. At Elk river 1 turned up it, due north, 
and in two or three miles came (o a hay ran die, where 
men, armed with a mowing mac hin e, were putting up 
largo quantities of that article. An invitation to dinner 
lined, and we had grouse, sage ben, trout, 

i, i e h, rriugiand new potatoes. Four or live miles 
further up. and at the very head of the valle 
Rood's ranch whore grain and all kinds of garden vegeta- 
bles were growing luxuriantly. Then climbed up and tip 
almost to timber line and the milling camps, where there 
is nine months winter and three months \ cry early spring 
to the year. Bat you don't, care about mining camps. I 
spent Sunday there, and (he only sporting event of the 

day was the appearance of a deer that came toa salt spring 
three hundred yards down the hill in front of (he camp" 
Everybody saw it and half a dozen wont after it with guns, 
hut nobody brought in venison. 

Monday I rode down the valley of the Elk to its junction 
with tho Yampah and up the latter to Steamboat Springs 
where 1 was to meet camp. If did nut come aud T put iu 
(he day and most of the next catching trout and herring. 
Tuesday evening the party arrived, and pitched camp. 
The day 1 left them they killed three or four deer and 
still hail plenty Of meat. ' They had also knocked down a 
large number of grouse during the day. In the evening 
the four story cooking range was fired up forthe first time 
with grouse, sage hens, venison, and potatoes in the re- 
spective " flats." Though dinner was bile, the result was 
quite satisfactory, hut after that first and only appearance 
the new faugled arrangement staid in tho wagon. 

Wednesday— Breakfast at 3.30 and then off for bear. 
AA T e were now so near the snowy range that drouth had 
not affected vegetation so seriously," f hough the berry 
crop was not, luxuriant except in spots. We rode north 
three or four miles into a, cove almost surrounded by 
steep, "choppy" hills covered with oak and frit i t hearing 
shrubs. Left our horses, and at daylight were clamber- 
ing up a forty-five degree slope. The plan was to follow 
along the crests of the ridges as quietly as possible and 
scan the opposing slopes with field-glasses. The fall be- 
fore an English party, nea d u : , Sir George Pra . 

accompanied bv the Colonel, had killed five bean- a ,his 
immediate neighborhood in one or two days. We walked 
over miles and found nothing. At last, high 
where the brush was so thick and high that an elephant 
would have been hidden by if, we came upon the feeding 
place of a single hoar. Fruit was abundant and luscious. 
and his walks led in every direction through an 
of several hundred acres. At the toot of the slope, in a 
glen carpeted With grass and shaded by aspens was a, 
spring, and here bruin had his drinking fountain, his 
kitchen, cistern and his bathing tub, as the bays named 
three separate pools that he had hollowed out. He had 
left his card, but the proprietor was out. We called 
again in tho evening ; the next morning at daylight, hut 
there was no meeting. Tl was rapidly becoming a 
>< ground hog case" with us and we needed that bear in 
our business. So we moved camp up nearer to his lines 
and planted guns— an English double "express" wifib 
string and trigger attachment, intending that he should 
be his own executioner. Thefirst night" he flanked our 
works and not, a shot was fired. The' plan was improved 
and the string carried along six inches above a log Hint 
he had to cross ; the gun planted a rod away. This was 
Friday night, and on Saturday we must start home, bear' 
or no bear. It, was thought, we could hear tho gun. though 
it was two miles away and behind a mountain ridge. 
Everybody slept with an open ear to windward, bur no- 
body heard any thine. At 3 o'clock Camp wr; 
breakfast, cooked and eaten, and the Colonel 
Judge, set out with the understanding that if the bear was 
killed or found (hoy wore to (Ire S signal. The others 
packed Up camp, and just as the last traps were going into 
the wagon and the rising sun was gilding the mountain 
tops, it "came. Mike, with the wagon, rolled dul tov u 
home, and the balance of US went the other way with 
pack animal and butchering tools. Tho plot had worked 
well. Bruin was very dead", though still warm and lim- 
ber. He was a young cinnamon, though very his 
his weight was variously estimated at from five hundred 
■ ii hundred pounds, llideand head \vm- taken off; 
a quantity of fat and a few pounds of tended, i 
Then we "set out. and late in the evening overtook camp 
near tho head of Bib Yampah on the vary spot where we 
had camped two weeks before. At the bear camp we 
were away from any stream except a, group of little Springs 
that sent off a feeble rivulet for a, few rods, win 
prated. About it were a thicket allows, a grassy 

meadow and a grove of aspens. By J* oatura OU tse of. 
drainage it was full two miles to a running 
Water was geneiall-. dipped ErOm a pool five or six feet 
across, in which was the main spring. "Mike soon reported 
a fish in that pool and was laughed at. The next day ho 
referred to it again. Finally the Captain, who was going 
fishing, stepped over to the' pool and dropped in his fly, 
which was promptly taken, and he pulled out a trout ten 
aud a half inches long. Beyond a ridge to the west and 
about a mile distant was Soda Creek, a small stream in 
which trout were wonderfully numerous. Some of us 
fished thare daily and caught great mi ah rs ■, agh mosl 
of them were small. 

Sunday, September 2— A drean cold day, with steady 
rain and snow intermixed at (hues in tho afternoon. AV'e 
did not move .amp. The bear oil WftS tired out and served 
tofillsundl I nd bottles. A ,-. 

and two or three small' ones were caught, "The fish had 



evidently left the upper ■waters except an occasional tardy 
Monday — Hade along drive on a raw windy day, and 

limped on Rod-: ■ lestn MM of the beautiful trout, 

T went down half a mile from, the road into an open canon 
Where the creek is studded with large rocks, and Caught 
a, dozen or two Of a larger size than are found in the open 

Tuesday— The time was up for my return to the B] rings 
and at daylight i saddled and started, gel ting through 

comfortably before sundown. The party dida Kttlemare 

doer hunting on Gore range, killing one or two, took in 
iu plenty of grouse along the road and reached the springs 
a couple of days later. Thence they pushed on to Denver, 
making their entire excursion about five weeks. Weather 
was splendid except our last Sundayout and the occas- 
ional showers and storms mentioned. 
This imperfectly told narrative may he" considered about 
, . ige result of a sniiiinrr hunt by amateurs iu the 
Rocky Mountains. Later in the season anyone can kill 
fame ill quantity. This trip was planned expressly to hunt 
hoar, and that was spoiled by an unusual season. The 
Other sport was merely incidental. Heavy transportation 
nt wagons of any kind hamper the movements of a hunt- 
i.:ii-, and confine them to the traveled roads and 
neighborhood Of settlements where game is comparatively 
scarce and wild. W.N. B. 

A TENNESSEE Fish Commissioneh in Michigan.— Col. 
He,,. K. Ackers, of Nashville. Term., one of the State Fish 
Commissioners, has been grayling fishing iu M 
What he found and )iow lie liked it is told iu the follow- 
ing letter to a friend. By the way. Michigan and Wis- 
consin seem to be especially favored this year with the 
visits of southern and south-western sportsmen, Col, 
Ackers has gone to the Nepigon for trout :— 

I have caught the gamest of all game fish, the " Michi- 
gan Graviing :" it is truly a daisy, pretty as a girl of six- 
teen, but harder to catch, and as superior to the speckled 
trout as the trout is to the bass. Royal indeed, pure as 
the water it lives in, quick as thought in action, game to 
the last. the. pride of the angler, and a sweet morsel to the 
hungry mail when the offices of the cook are done aud it 
iefore you broiling hot. 

After you left I made two attempts to reach 'the upper 
dam or falls of the " Omewee Saba " or Pigeon river, i 
stripped at, the Lakeview House, on Mullet lake, with a 
party of friends, secured a two-horse wagon ; but unfor- 
tunately a. Michigan bear was met in the road and fright- 
ened the horses. *" The bear went one way and the horses 
went the other, smashed the wagon and broke the hip of 
one of the horses. I determined not to give it up, so I 
went and returned. Captain Smith Boches of the Lake- 
view House, had a new wagon and team, gave us a goi * I 
ii Indian) named Enos Kissigoee, and with my- 
self. C 'I. C. F. Simons, of Lexington. Ky., and Mr. 
Ricker, who sketches for a. weekly pictorial paper, went 
through the dense, forests, reaching the Pigeon river at 
Btbon, and soon we had our rods in full rig, with hooks 
sent me by Dr. J. C. Parker, one of your citizens, and 
made. L. L. Hill, of your city. I cast my line in the 
swift- wldrling, dashing water, when one of the beauties 
baoi and fly ; then the struggle began. He 
little number one Kentucky reel sing like a too 
and my hue whiz through the water like the buzz of a bul- 
let through the air, until his wild, fiery nature was tamed 
by exhaustion only. He weighed one and one-fourth 
pounds. I have caught forty-four in three hours fishing 
and I have caught ten within three-fourths of an hour, 
the largest being one and a half pounds, and the smallest 
three quarters." Having caught enough I bottled two 
in alcohol, which 1 will show you on my return to Grand 

15— Editor Fo 
•eulated in l 

jfua mid j$hw[ Jf}ishm$. 

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I Musltalongo, Beox iwhWnr. 

i ii [• Picireri I i','..'" luedus, 

tint*. SeUffw Pari ti, Pi ft: i tfni :< ■ m 
motile | arayiing, r/nwwftw mailer. 

Black tl : i-:- - oropl 

iteesjj M.iikni 

Slieopslioad. .to'/lesan/UX I"" 

S h vustiwmtiii 

White I'eivli..UoO', ■■" ■ ■"■', 

'-..ii . . tw 6 .'• Mi 


Orat Cofuin, No. 10 and 11. -Body, Bilver-gray molmlr tippefl 
with oramre silk; feet, litflit gray hackle wound over peacenik's 
hm-l : wtttgB and sotic, Iiynltac. 

DHOTTS I'oia.tN, No. in ami II. Iludy, gray and bright claret 
inobair mixed; root, dark gray hackle wound over pBaOock's hurl ; 
wiutrs and settle, gtny hyaline. 

The gnat Hies named fur April. 

The Quaker tor evening and moonlight. No. 7iuidB. Body, 
fray wound with honey -yellow hackles; WingS, made of feather 
from an owl's whips. 

The white moth, for dark nights, No. 6 and 7. Body, feet and 
a white. 

the stone flies continue on the water until the otose of the 

At this seas.ui use the small lies for day flailing and the largo 
flies tor evening and night. 


New Hampshire— Charteatomn, August 16th.— Blaek 

bass fishing in the Connecticut River is reporto Li 
The congregational clergyman weld, by the hotel with a 
i lay, and 1 hear of good success 
from other parties. 8, W, 

MASSAoaDSBfriS — WeStport Harbor, August, 16.— Ml", 
me here on the lath of July, and fished for bass, 
i striped l at the Point Rock. First' night caught four- 
weight. 11, 18, 10. 18, pounds. Next evening caught one, 
15 pounds, and lost one. Next evening caught three, 16, 
45. 53 pounds. Next evening, one 18 pounds, and lost 
one Next evening lost, one. Next, one 20, one 8 pounds ; 
he then left for home. Have full house now. 

J. M. Sowle, 

The Fishing FLEET. — The number of fishing arrivals 
reported at this port for the first seven months of 187f 
was 1351, or over six per day , exclusive of the small 
ing craft making short trips and returning to port 
day or two. From Ja.nuar 


from th< 

» Grand 

182 from 

Shore C 



the Bay 

if Fund} 

aud 2 fro 

m the B 


to these 

Boston v 

pith halil 


eeipts Of 


not cov 

r 1st to August" 1st, 2TC 
ei a Banks, 881 from G 

trips, 103 from South. 

squiding trips 

at this port I he past, E 

of the fleet, ha 

all portion 

■ the provi 

el catch 

YVistk ixsin — Madison, A Kg 
Strewn-: -The first reports 

the, meeting of the Wisconsin Fisti < :ornrmssioners were 
not correct! President Welch was not requested to resign, 
but has had his resignation in the hands ot the Governor 
for several weeks past, Justice to Mr. Welch demands 
this explanation. Mr. Welsher, superintendent, has not 
been fully exonerated. A committee was appointed to 
investigate the charges brought against hun, aud will 
make, their report the, last of this month in Milwaukee. 
Mr. Welch informs us that the majority of the Commis- 
sion request him to withdraw his resignation, as they 
agreed with him hi his work. We are told the worst has 
not yet been told of this delectable affair, which is caus- 
in->- serious damage to the fish interests of the State. 



The fish r 
ust 1st wor 
n,525 l.hls.; 
937,000 lbs. 
722.400 lbs. 
IS 535 bbls. 

of 156,081^ o.s. 

id and in the 
•lv macks 

oil. Aside from the 
the fish caught by Hit 
lerable quantity '-flu 
(loots landed ajt (Jlou 
f lish daily. Sunday: 

at Gloucetser from January 1st to Aug- 

; Slioi 

ixiniafoly as folio 

sodflsh, 4,153, 

.< do., 3,596,01 

Herring, about 

jes, io.,16,- 

auk Halibut, 7,- 

Shore mackerel, 

Why the Fish Die.— There is nothing necessarily mys- 
terous in the alleged extraordinary fish stories rece bly 
published concerning fish in Conesus Lake. Livingston 
Co. this State. The bullheads came to the shore by hund- 
reds, gasping and apparently dying. After lying in a. 
stupid condition in the shallow water, and partly on the 
sand, sometimes for a day. they seemed to recover, ant 
work their way back into the Lake, The perch come to 
the shore and act in the same manner. None of them re- 
cover, however, and the shores are strewn with dead 
perch: some of them very large size. This is evidently 
caused by the inrush of mineral waters from newly -opened 
Bprings at the bottom of the Lake . The fish affect ed 
by this water in the way mentioned leave it. and in the 
pure lake water recover- If it be objected that the perch 
do not recover, it is sufficient answer to suggest i hat the 
mineral waters are too much for them. 

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PENMSTtTAHlA— Pottsvttle, August 19.— One day last 
week a trout was caught measuring eighteen inches and 
weighing, when dressed, three pounds. This fish had 
made hi's home in one of the "breaches'' which wasfilled 
with water in the vicinity of Isew Castle, near here .; and 
in driving a gangway beneath this hole to prevent the 
water from breaking through into the gangway and 
drowning the coal mine beneath, as the water was 
being pumped out, in that way discovered the fish. Many 
other kinds of lish abound iu it, but it is considered too 

. : j ' to the bottom after them. Many most excel- 

lent catches" have been made this summer, both instill 

and running waters, and your correspondent is numbered 
with those of the most fortunate ; but the above men- 
tioned is the boss lish of the season. DOS PEDRO. 
MINNESOTA— Latce CUi/, August 11 — Black bass fishing 

in Lake Pepin 
rods took 96 tin 

at pre 


the Lake. 
the Lake 

lever better than 
lays ago. Many ea 
>en and in its glory. Ho 
iditiou, and rates genera 
Frontenac all round, No heated term 
fcurb the "Lake Dwellers." Fun and I 
Next week fun and shooting will be thrown in as an extra. 


ient to dis- 
the order. 



,,' Ottawa, August 0. 

My Dear Hallouh:— 

Although we left, the Godbout on the 1 1th tilt, we did ni it 
arrive home before the end of the month, having been 
■ound until the dog days were over, as voir 
like the Godbotit is 
such extreme heat 
>ut the end of July. 
'tal catch of salmon 
ch is very poor indeed, 
[though individually I 
1 sport. I think "we 
you will note. Judge 
left. The water 
in good order, which 

ot I 

lite a 

(posed or prep 

as Ottawa can generally boasi 
I now send you a statement < 
on the Godbout this season, i 
compared with other Beacons 
caught quite enough for f 
left a week or so too soon, 
Taschereau made good rishinj 
got i (own and the upper pool 
gave him a chance. 

1 to 



John Manuel. 


4 fish; 



i for week- before last 

find 55 lbs. Mr. James R . Steers 

at Block 
the stand 


3i between 24 

has the credit, of a. 58-pouii 

New York — I&ochester, August 15th. — On the morning 
of August 3d laBt, E.J. Wiodwill and myself, B. Jnv 
Sugra, of Rochester, N. Y., while Bshmg in Wils,,n ; s 
Ponds three miles from foot, of Moosehead Lake, Maine, 
took eight speckled iron! ot (ho following weights : t lbs.. 
6 oz. ; 3 lbs., (i oz. : 8 lbs.. S <>■/.. : 2 lbs., 12 oz. : I! lbs., B 
oz. ; 2 lbs., 13 oz. : 1! lbs., toz. ; 2 lbs. [26z.; totalweighl 
2(3 lbs.. :ioz, Not a small ilsh taken in this catch, and 
said to be the Iargesi catch ever taken in three hours time. 
AiuosH. Walker, proprietorol the IN eleth House, Green- 
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BtlGRTJ AND W Uil'Wia.i.. 

—Mr. CrtiKLES Imbbie. of tlie firm of Abbey & Imbrie. 
arrived from Europe, last Saturday, on the si earner 

MeBnde. whose advortisement of (lies 

■6, lias, removed from Mill fl b Call 

.Ionia, N. Y, 

New York — Henderson. — If you want. good black bass 
fishing, goto Henderson and fish Stony Island and the 
rtalloo Islands. Had splendid fishing; largest tish, 1 lbs. 
30 oz.: board, |5 |.,r week. Excellent table. H. 

New Jersey— .Y'-ickW.-. A ugusl 18. — Fine strings of perch 
are caughtfrom the Hackensaok bridges. Ibe^Cofl notes a 
revival of tradi simultaneous with the comni;. 
fishing. Sussex papers repori lour pound bass in Smarts- 
wood Lake. 

Forked River. August 16. — We are having tine sport 
with the weak and king li-li . an average of 100 per Goal 
being no umiaual eatoh, Had it no1 been forthe net fish- 
ing in our bay this summer we would have bad line 
sheepshead fishing, as nearly a ton weight of large ones 
have been oatigln n; th< n.-t- in a few hauls. It is to be 
hoped that some action will 1k> taken thia winter in the 
Legislature to prevent the drawing of seines \ otherwise 
we Will not in a few years have any fishing, 

The Riverside House has been very full all summer with 

gentlemen and their families who are on porl 

io be found in our bays, and if we cannot protect the lisle 


*LeTt. + Arrived. 

Where columns are lilmilt fctais (— ) parties were not. Qsliinit. 

'i'utal salmon ciiu^hl. ]fi."i, average 11 ss-lf.,"i pounds. 

Seven K'rilse fiauK-ht Ijy .Iii-lso' 'I'awliei-eau utter the above party 
left the liver six dnys In July Pi; forty salmon, UVerfUte u. il-t0 

4 Hi. 

five grilse i -ini n- lit liy M. A. Conican a I smell", times d urine rea- 
son. Elifhteeii salmon, uvenigo 12 7-ls pouinls-223. One grilse. 

(JtrEER FISH.— The following correspondence conu-s to 
us under cover from Commissioner Webber of New Hamp 
shire : 

Charleston. N. H. August 8th. 

Mu. Editor: The enclosed letter has been referred to 
Prof. Baird, who returns it with a request thai ii be senl 
to you for publication ta Fosest lmdStream, to see if 

thinks the lish referred to', mni < me vol undesctibed of the herring family, mid possibly Prof. .Jordan 
may be able to place it. S. WEBBER. 

Astoria, Oregon. July 19, 
Mr. WEBBER: — Dear Sir: I write to get your assistance in 
identifying a couple of fishes thai are thought to bo voting 
shad, -travel from the Sacramento. Thoy are eleven in- 
ches long, two and throe-fourths deep, and aboui seven- 
eighths thiok, and in shape, number, shape and position of 
fins, and shape of tail, are exactly like the pioimvm Web- 
ster's Unabridged Dictionary. The color is a uniform 
silver, excepi thai on each side, about halt an inch from 
backbone, a row y<i dark spots, not very distinct, number- 
ing six. to eight, aQd of the size of a large Shot, extends 
from head to tail. The scales are about the size, and re- 
semble those of a herring, while a few along the belly are 
much larger, being about one-third inch diameter, and 
more numerous toward the head. Another peculiarity is 
thai the belly, which is qwteaharp, is furnished wirh a 
keen sickle edge, extending from head to tail. These 
fishes have been cut open, and are found to be destitute 
of spawn. One other larger fish, about fifteen inches, 
has boen caught. All three were taken by salmon nets 
ten miles from salt water, If from the foregoing descrip- 
tion, you can tell toe what they are. I wish you would do 
so. and oh 1 1 go o. J. Smith. 

The, .-.pen . o.i bass fisherman, Mr. John W. Cox, wine 

"'I- ' i t, i . . , ■, .i ,,. , 

trdines Hotel, at, Mystic' "island, on Long 
innd, off tlic shore of Connecticut, informs us 



that he recently landed two fine blackfish weighing four- 
teen and fifteen pounds. The average weight as (hey 

run, is from four to five pounds eaoli, Tins On 
ground may be readied by the Stonington boats to Stan- 
■ or the New Haven cars to Nounk. 


Fobt Riley, Kansas, June 16, 1870. 
Editor Forest and Stream:— 

While reading the interesting article, " Some New Facts 
on Skunks, " signed "Old Judge," in the last number of 
i.! i ,:, o STREAM, some rem iniscences were brought to 
mind which may be worth recording. 

'i the course of this article occurs the remark : "It is 
a known fact that the skunk when lifted by the tail can- 
not throw his cologne." This well known fact has been 
tested sometimes at t he peril of the tail-holder. In my 
boyhood, like most youths in the country. I set traps for 
rabbits. One morning three of us were visiting our traps ; 
one of my comrades found his trap sprung, and a. cautious 
peep revealed a skunk. The trap was carefully lifted and 
carried home, when the old gentleman came out to help 
us. He was slow of speech and stammered out, " I've 
heard sa-sa-say. that you must hold a skunk up by the ta- 

We went to a vacant lot, and while the son raised the 
lid, the old man seized the skunk by the tail and held him 
up triumphantly ; but his triumph was of the shortest 
possible duration. -The skunk drew himself up suthcientH 
to take an observation, and then covered the old man 
from head to foot with the genuine undiluted article. 
The skunk was easily dropped, and as quickly despatched 
by the three boys, who were as expert at throwing stones 
by hand as David of old was with the sling. 

In the summer of 1807, at Fort Lyon, Colorado, it was 
reported to me that a skuuk was in an outbuilding, and 
as I wanted to capture him to examine the scent glands. 
I resolve.! on strategy. Tying a sponge on the end of a 
long stick, and saturating it with chloroform, it was 
cautiously brought to his nose, but he kept turning away, 
and not until he took refuge in u hole in the Avail could 
I circumvent him. Bv saturating the surrounding air. 
ho finally succumbed. To guard against the possibility oi 
a salute, I was rather reckless as to the amount of chloro- 
form given, while removing the two glands, which are 
on either side of the rectum, like hollow rubber balls; 
each holding from four to six teaspoonfuls, and each 
communicating with the bowel by a single dun about tl 
size of a crow quill. The openings of the ducts are just 
within the sphincter ami. By raising the powerful tail, 
the orifices of the ducts .• i . ■-.,.,■ ,■,; n id the contents are 
expelled by muscular action of the glands. 

When the operation was (hushed lie:' skunk gave no 
signs Of life. My prudence had protected meat his ex- 
pense. It required two hours hard work to restore iiiiii, 
which was finally done by the galvanic battery. 

He refused food for live days, although various tempting 
dishes were set before him. Had I understood his tastes 
as well then u-s 1 do now, I might have hastened his con- 
valescence by sulphuretted hydrogen. A lucky thought 
came to me at the end of five days, when it occurred to 
me. that <ts he was a loud smelling beast a bad egg might 
Strike bis fancy. Talk of cold water to a man wandering 
in a barren desert, or peaches and cream to a party in 
pursuit of the north pole ; the way that skunk devoured 
that egg will never be forgotten. All the bad eggs about 
the pose were hunted up to sustain the beast during bis 
convalescence ; and not until the supply was exhausted 
did he consent to eat good eggs, meat, milk and other 

While urging a piece of meat upon bis attention one 
day, he resented it and snapped at my hand, nipping the 
tip" of my linger, but not drawing blood. 

I cannot believe that the bite of a skunk, which is not 
rabid, will cause rabbies in the person bitten. 


Horse-hair Snakes.— Lock H aven, Pa., August 9.— Ed- 
itor Forest and Stream: — N. A. T. of Houston, Texas, is 
right, ye Editor and philosophers to the contrary notwith- 
standing. In my boyhood while attending a country school 
1 have had my little pond close by a brook full of small 
roini from horsehairs. My recollection is that 
in spring water a hair will have to be in water about two 
days before it shows life, and animation ceases in about 
the same time. N. A. T, iced not lie alarmed about the 
reptile race being increased in this way. J. B. L. 

How dear to bis heart are the snakes of his childhood. 
when fond recollection presents them to view ! We will 
not split hairs over this question. 


Now that the spaniel is beginning to assert in this coun- 
try the position be has for so long held in bis own, and 
that sportsmen appear to be awakening to the fact that 
his assistance is as valuable to them in the brushy coverts 
of the North-eastern States and British provinces as is 
that of the pointer and the setter on the prairies of the 
West or the stubbles of the South, a few words from one 
who has bad a life long experieuce of the breed might 
possibly be acceptable to some, at any rate, of your read- 

The spaniel's special business, as before implied, is to beat 
coverts : his duty is pre-eminently to Hush, not to point 
game. He mast range always within thirty yards of the 
gun, unless in the case of a very highly broken dog, when 
more liberty may occasionally be allowed. He must be 
fast and fearless of facing the stiffest underbrush ; he 
mu=t be taught to down charge instantly at the sound of 
a gun, at a signal from his master, or on the rise of game; 

and lastly, should retrieve tenderly either by land or 

In the face of the confusion that exists in England its to 

ins of spaniels otherwise than Irish water and 

the comparatively modern '■ Clumber," it would be absurd 

for mere fashion or fancy to Vic allowed to interfere in 

th oreati I ;ood standard breed of working field 

spaniels. Unhampered by the prejudices of the past and 
the prestige of particular breeds— for to strain after such 
phantoms in the matter of spaniels is absurd — the 
sound common sense of the American sporting world may 
be trusted to select from the homogeneous but excellent 
matter on both sides of the Atlantic, what it chooses to 
designate as a beau ideal field spaniel. 

Balloek's famous "Bob" that early in the ''seventies" 
carried every thing before him. though considered at the 
time the king ot CO n - was infinitely better suited to 
the show hi n thax be would have been to facing the 
stiff brush of Maine or New Brunswick cock covers. 

There is no excuse with spaniels for the perpetual clash- 
ing of the show bench and (lie field, In this, more than 
in any other breed of dogs, should success in one depend 
on capacity for the other. 

From one to six spaniels may be used, according to the 
number of guns and the nature of the ground — some 
strains as everybody knows are mute— others give tongue. 
Color is important. I should at once reject for my own 
use a dog that could not be easily seen, giving the. prefer- 
ence to liver and white or black and white. In my opin- 
ion, the most useful all round dog is produced by a cross 
between the cocker and small English water spaniel, or 
between the cocker and clumber, There remains one 
immeasurable advantage that spaniels have over setters 
Cor hunting ruli'ed grouse, in that while the birds will 
offten run great distances and refuse to rise before the 

il I sined setter, they will scarcely be able 

to indulge in such freaks when surrounded by a bUSy and 
bustling team of spaniels. 

Ti i- scarci lj il' cessary, 1 presume, to add that the of- 
fense of chasing rabbits is the least pardonable and (he 
worst that a spaniel can be guilty of. and must at all 
hazards be at once stamped out. Ring WOOD. 

London, (Ontario) Dog Show.— The Second Interna- 
tional Bench Show of Dogs will be held at London, On- 
tario, on September Stltli, and October 1st, 2d, and 3d. 
Entries will close on September 15th. The rules and 
regulations are similar to those governing other shows. 
The show will be held during the same time and on the 
same grounds as the fair of the Great Western Fair Asso- 
ciation. The Marquis of Lome and the Princess Louise 
are expected to be present. The Great Western, Grand 
Trunk, Canada Southern, Erie, and other railways, will 
carry dogs free if accompanied by a care-taker. The 
i ou omits champion and imported classes, but 
otherwise is about the same as at previous shows. The 
premiums in the English, Irish, and Gordon setter and 
pointer classes, are §15 for first and $5 for second, with $S 
each for dog and bitch puppies. Premium lists contain- 
ing all particulars can be obtained bj addn ssing the Sec- 
retary, W. C. L. Gill, London, Ontario, Canada. The 
officers of the association under win. -i auspices the show- 
is held are as follows : President. J. S. Niveii, :':-.)., M. 
D. : 1st Vice-President. W. R. Meredith, Esq.. M. P. P.; 
2nd Vice-President. L. H. Smith, Esq., (Strathroy ) : Com- 
mittee. T. H. Smallman. Esq.. VV. Y. Brunton, Esq.. ,). 

Johnson, Esq.. (G. w. h\>. w. Hudson, Esq., w. A. 
Elliott, Esq., D. Sktrviiic, Esq., R. Gibson, Esq., Herbert 
Marsh. Esq.. Treasurer, Geo. Macbeth, Esq., Hon. Secre- 
tary, W. C. L. Gill, Esq. 


We print herewith the Rules and Regulations and also 
the Premium List of the First Bench Show of Dogs to be 
held by the St. Louis Kennel Club on October 7, 8, and 
II). Mr. Charles Lincoln is Superintendent :— 
No dog belonging to the St. Louis Kennel Club, ortoauy member 
thereof, will be entered for competition, but the Club's doge will 


-.1 Dibit 

This show will be held under the rules of the National American 
Kennel Club, which will be found In the printed copies of the 
Premium List. 

I. Alt imported dogs and their progeny on both sides (bur not 
the progeny of the latter) shall bo entered in the Imported Classes 
and be debarred from entering to the Native Classes ; but no 
native dog shall lie debarred from entering to the Imported 

IT. No dog shall lie penalized for ttW tag a decked tail. 

ni. Puppies may compete in Grown Classes I but if so, they will 
be judged by the standard tor grown dogs. 

IV. An entry fee of two dollars will be charged for eaeli separate 
entry of one or more dogs or puppies, and this entry fee must in 
all Daises accompany the entry, 

Entries close posfttosiy September 20, and no dog will be received 
to compete for premiums after ID o'clock A. M., or the 7th of Octo- 
ber. Dogs should beat the Exhibition Building in the Fair Grounds 
on Monday, October (3th, before o'clock e, M- 

V. Exhibitors are requested to affix prices to their dogs, if the 
dog is for sale, stale the price at which the ownor Will sell. If not 
for sale, say so. 

VI. All entries must be made on blanks furnished by the Club, 
which can bu had from the Superintendent at his office, No. 00-1 
North Fourth street, St. Louis. 

VII. The Club will use due diligence for the rare and safety of 
aU dogs exhibited [watchmen being always on duty), but it must 
be distinctly understood the Club will not be responsible for loss 
of or damage to any dog exhibited. 

VHP The decision of the Judges will bo final, unless miarepi*. 

sen lotion or collusion can be shown ; in which event complaint 
must be made to the Board of Appeals of the National American 
Kennel Club. See Constitution and By-Laws, Section 12. 

IX. Judges will be instructed to withhold the prizes offered in 
tiny classes where there is no competition, unless the animals ex- 
hibited possess suitable merit, in which case their discretion shaU 
govern the prizes to be si warded— Dither first or second. 

X. Exhibitors will be permitted to take their dogs home every 

■ i i u.. show is closed upou leaving a deposit of $5 with the 
Superintendent and surrendering their entry ticket— to be re- 

n i i i ri producing the dogs before 9 o'clock next day. If pri.-e 
winners should be taken out and not returned, the prizes will be 

Exhibitors need not accompany their dogs. They can be sent by 
express, directed St. Louis Kennel Club, care of Fair Asso ia- 
iion, St. Louis— and the Club will attend to shipping them back 
to their owners. 

The Show will bo open daily from 9 A. M. to 6 p. m. The dog wlR 
thus be on exhibition by daylight only, which exhibitors can ap- 

The age of puppies must be computed from date of birth up to 
the 7th of;October, 1879. 

No dog will be received unless supplied with suitable chain and 

There will he awarded in each class only one V. H. C one H. C. 
and one G, if dogs possess suitablo merit. 



CttVMPtoN Pointers (over 55 lbs.)— For the best dog, S30. For 
tint best bitch, $30. 

Champion POINTERS (under 55 lbs.) -For the best dog, $30. For 
Hi.- best, bitch, $30. 


Pointers (over 55 lbs.)-For thf best dog, $30. For the second 
best dog, $15. For the best bitch, $30. For the seeond best bitch, 

pointer Pni'i-iKS (under 13 months).— For the best dog, $10. For 

. iV,s- lii e best Pointer Dog, aflne Parker Bros.' breeoh- 
loadiii" doubleshot-gun. Presented a mi iro r.o suet j ed bj Messrs. 
,■,.;...,• i ;,,,„.. Mm-id.Vi, Conn. Value, :S'2<:0. 

K, h::-i iMinier Bitch, it Bne Remington beech-loading 

double shot-gun. Presented bv Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, 

Mo. Value, $100. 

For the .best brace of J?0lnt< acoi eight, a col- 

lection of thirtv heliotype engravings, in portfolio, of Sm Edward 
Landscer's paintings. Value, $35. 


Champion English Setters— For the best dog, $30. For the 
bus, bitch, $30. OPENCLASSES . 

iMcoiiTun 1 m i i n -i i i nriR progeny of the first 

or. sen vtion For the best dog, $30. For the second best dog, $15. 
IVir the best bitch, S30. For tl.' n . i '.: . bitch, $15. 

NvrtvE Enolisii Setters. — For the "best dog, s80. For the 
second best dog, $15. For the best bitch, $30. For the second 

" i ' i'i!, -Minder 12 months.)— For the best dog, $10. For the best 

SPECIALS.- For the best English Setter Dog, afine Parker Bros.' 

breech-louding doubleshot-gun. Value, $300. 

For best English Setter Bitch, a line J- ech-loadfng 

doubleshot-gun. Presented by E. C. Meacham & Co.. St. Louis, 
jin. Value, $100. 

For the be-t la-ace of English Setters, regardless of sex, a gun 
case. Presented bv Wm. ltead A- Sons. Boston. Mass. Value. $25. 

For the beat native English Setter Dog or Bitch, a beautiful soUd 
silver flask. Presented s n a :; tired by F, A.Durgin, silver 

smith, No. 305 N . Seventh Street, St. Louis, Mo. Value, $75. 

Champion Irish Setters— For the best dog, $30, For the beat 


Imported Irish Setters, or their progeny of the first 

gfnfr.vtton -For the best dog. $30. For the second best dog, 
$15 For tiie best hitch, situ. For thesecond best bitch, $15. 

N vtive Irish Setters.— For the best dog, $30. For the seeond 
li,-t hi" Si;> Eur the best bitch, 530. For tiie second best bitch, 
$15 For the best dog puppy, $10. For the best bitch puppy, $10. 
" SPEC! ves — Foi thi 6 31 i :-h Setter Dog. a fine W. and C. Scott 
( Sons' tw i' '"■" log double shot-gun. Value, $150. 

For the h--t Irish S.-tier Bitch, a fine Fox's patent breech-load- 

i,, , .- , i , , i ■ hi.- :-'h, -u mi. IVes.-nte: : llu . i irnl l.i ■ ,■ . i,,.i 

For the best Native Irish Setter Dog or Bitch, a bronze pheasant 
with young. Presented by Mermod, Jaceard & Co., St. Louis. 
Value, $35. GORDON SETTERS. 

Champion Gordon setters.— For the best dog, $30. For the 
best bitch, $30. „ ,___, 


GORDON Setters, either Nat.ii t-or imported.)- For the best dog, 
$30 For the secant best dog, s,i:.. For the best bitch, $30. For the 
second best bitch, $15. For the best dog puppy, $10. For the best 

"is'e BOtaSs. - For I he best Gordon SetterDog.a tine Nichols' breech- 
loading double shot-gun. Presented and manufactured by John 
rionbl I, Syracuse, N. V. Value, $100. _ 

For the best Gordon Setter Hitch, a flue Remington Creedmoor 
Kifle. Presented liv the Remington Arms Co., through their 
agents. Messrs. ltruv.m, Hilder & Co., St. Louis, Mo. Value, $1U0. 

Tor i he best br.n-e uf ib. eh i n Set ters. regardless of sex, twenty - 
II vp nounds of Oritnue Liirhtuing Powder. Presented and mauu- 
Weuirci: bv I tie" Latlni Powder Co. Value, $25. 
For tin- 'be-t native Cordon Setter, Dog or Bitch, a massive 
i i i b it u: idrawn bv bus t litsorioes. Present- 

ed bv L liauman & Co.. St. Louis, Mo. Value, $15. 
Chesapeake Bit Dogs.— For the best dog or bitch, $10. For 

'^IbiSh Vatbb SPAOTiaa.— For the best dog or bitch, $10. For 

i", mT.'i",.' ' ; 3.— For tnfjJest dog ot bitch, $10. For the 

SPASIEtB other than Irish OR Cockers.— For the best dog 

,-„. ,,,,,.„ sis Fur trie -sound best duo ur bitch. $5. 
Fox Hounds.— For the best dog or bitch, $10. For the second 

IIriVgles.— For'thebest dog, $10. For the second best dog, $5. 
Porthebi ■ bitch, $10 I 6) thesecond best bitch, $5. 

Sfi-eivLS -Fur the best brace of Beagles, regm-dless of sex, a 
'ine liiliird Kilie. Presented bv Messrs. Schoverling, Daly & 
-,. ■ v,, r k. Value. $100. 
Greyhounds. -For the beat dog or bitch, $10. For thesecond 

'" - '■>',', , 'o a bho i-nds— For the best dog or bitch, $10. For the 
a, i : .i. dogorbltoh,$5. 

Fox Terriers.— For the best dog or bitch. $10. For the seeond 
best dog or bitch, $5. 

' Shepherd Doos or Collies.— For the best dog or bitch, $15. 
For the second best dog or bitch, $5. 
_ Newfoundlands.- Fur in. - en, 810. 

r Boll-Dogs. Forthebes ajO. 

: i.i, Tl tREEUS. Porthe „■■ I dug or bitch, $10. 
J. Black and Tan Terriers.— For the best dog or bitch, $10. 
: It. moil H iiiittt Terriers— For the best dog or bitch, $10. 
" Yorkshire TEBH '1 he best dog or bitch, $10. 

ffiPuos.-For the best dog or bitch, $10. Li or the best dog or bitch, $10. 

Keng Charles, Japanese or Blenheim Spaniels.— For the 

11 . „ . „ , , * 

Note.— Separate entries must be made for all classes marked 

" Special," and all dogs must previously have been entered in 



the regular classes, to enable them to compete la the special 

Eallroad Arrangements.— Nererly all tti m will 

carry dogs trea to and from tie Bum when accompanied by then- 

The express companies will on prcpn.tiimiit of their usual rates 
to theShow, return the dog-s/rcc. 
Editor Forest and Stream .-— 

St. Louts, August 16. 

I am glad to be able to inform yon that Mr. Campbell 
lias cons fiited to exhibit his famous field trial setter - 
Joe, jr., Buck, jr.. Floss, Fannie, Tom III. and Kate. 
They' will, no doubt, cause considerable attraction to 
sportsmen, as this is the first time they have ever been 

A great many application* are already being received, 
that give assurance of us having a first-class show. The 
new Wilding is almost completed, and is a very handsome 
one, probably one of the finest on the grounds. The 
space for the number of dogs will necessarily be limited. 
Early application should, therefore, be made. 

Arrangements have been completed to take care of all 
dogs that may be sent by express, for any length of time 
before the show opens. 

I send you a packageof prize lists, which please hand 
to any who may wish for them. 

Ohas. Lincoln, Supt. 


Ashland, Va., August 4. 
Editor Forest and Stream : — 

Searching for fresh air I brought rny family, doge in 
eluded, to this pleasant village to spend the summer 
months, and delighted are we at the change Four little 
boys roll on the green grass under the shade of the oaks : 
four faithful dogs participate in their merry gambols, or 
watch them with loving dignity ; and to complete the 
rural appearance of our country home we have added a 
gallant black-breasted red game cock and half a dozen 
hens and a pig. Oh! that pig! The boys have fed him 

on peaches and pears and 

feeds with the dogs and f' 
you laugh to see him pus 
from his pan, until poor c 
by the ear, only to be wot 
leave for town' at 7:30 a. ih . 
pleasure of country life he 1 
evening. The joyous son 
ing note of the partridgt 
and the yard and garde 

ted his back until 1 
lichens, and it would make 
; a dog with his nose away 
.6 in self-defence takes him 
ine* fttenOXt moment. I 
return at 6 P.M. The real 
in the early morning and 
t the lark and the clear ring- 
et my ears every morning, 
.. . tuneful with the mocking- 
bird, the* sparrow. 'the blue-bird, the cat-bird, the robin, 
and the thrush— truly "God made the country and man 
the town," 

I brought up four dogs — two setters, a pointer, and old 
" Jip," my faithful terrier, across between Skye and Dan- 
dy Duimont, now twelve years old, but as fresh and 
sprightly as a. cricket. Old' Henry, my "o\<i reliable," is 
not a blue blood, but although cock-eared, sharp-nosed, 
pig-eyed, and under size, he has won his way. etc., spite all 
appearance, to the tenderest spot in my heart by live 
years of faithful honest service ; service that has brought 
many a bird to bag, rendered without grudging for one, 
two, three, four, five days without a sign of flagging or 
loss of energy, and has proved him in nose and bottom 
equal to any "dog of any strain anywhere. He is orange 
and white with a diamond between his eyes, in my judg- 
ment the best color of all— and is a Virginia native. 

Next is merry dancing little "Eva." red and white, a 
cross between a noble black tan, half Irish, half Gordon, 
out of a bitch of pure English blood, traced back to an 
importation made by Jack Heth, a noted lover of fine 
dogs, as far back as 1846. I watched the development of 
' ' Eva " with great interest. She has the nose of the Gor- 
don, the speed of the Irish, and intelligence and staying 
quality of the English setter. I am breeding back to En- 
glish from her. Just two years old, she was due to whelp 
August I2th, by T. H. Taylor's Crack (Carlowuz-True). ami 
if I have good luck I expect to raise a rattler from this 

Next is "Tom," my Sensation-Belle, lemon and white 
pointer, given me in April by friend Colburn , He is a 
very promising and ardent dog. with a fine nose and good 
frame. I think Henry and Eva have taught him a pace 
that would astonish Sensation, and even now, in August, 
he has more hard muscle and eats more corn-cake than 
ever before. I may be wrong, but I think a serious defect 
in the way a majority of northern dogs are broken is in 
their lack 'of &peed and failure to range. A close broken 
pup will never range, but a ranger can be toned down. 
We hunt a great deal on horseback, and this _ doubtless 
adds to speed and range, and these are most important 
considering the extent of our fields. Still, not one of a 
hundred of our dogs are half broken, and I ought not to 
criticise others so superior in this regard. 

The delicious sense of freedom, after such long confine- 
ment in town has made my dogs rampant for the fields, 
and they go hunting by themselves every day. I will be 
compelled to chain them up, for they are not only hunt- 
ing off all their flesh but will be thoroughly unruly when 
Itake them in hand this fall. For several evenings we have 
had excellent nights of bull bats and I enjoyed shooting 
them. They fly very swiftly and are great darters, so that 
they are by no means easy to hit, and they are birds of fine 
flavor and greatly enjoyed on the table. 

I spent one day in the swamps of the OMckahominy 
hunting for woodcock. Although the day was rainy, it 
was quite sultry. The dogs worked well, but in vain, and 
finally I returned with an empty bag and tired dogs, thor- 
oughly wet to the skin, and without a feather. 

We have a phenomenon in this town, I hesitate to 
write about, but the facts are avouched by so many re- 
spectable men, that I will, A yonng man named Cross 
goes hunting without a gun ; bis sole and only weapons 
are smooth round stones which he carries in his pocket- 
Throwing stones, he kills not only hares, but partrid; 

show, It is evident that babies are his forte, and my in- 
formants say it -., _ t day for babies. If this 
story lie. true. David was nothinir compared with Cross. 

I notice;, L ;iv. ■ outtheplace for the field 

trial,-; nf the "National A----"i:ition this fall. If 1 may he 
allowed to suggest a spot. I will name " Milford Depot,"* 
Caroline County, Virginia. It is within three hours of 
Washington, arid two of Richmond ; within easy reach of 
New York. Philadelphia, and Baltimore, and with mag- 
nificent flats in every direction. There are more birds in 
more good places within five miles of that spot, than in 
any other I know, The tavern is large enough to accom- 
modate the judges, owners, and breakers, and small 
enough to beep oil" Ihe tag rag and bob-tail, while the 
Inr-i is a gentleman and sportsman, and the neighboring 
fanners would furnish even' facility. Excursion trains 
from Washington w,,uld brin-down and take back specta- 
tors, while the villageof Howling Green, only two miles- 
distant, would accommodate more than would come. 
of northern sportsmen know this locality, and 
I am surprised that no one has suggested it, II ilea idea, 
■ , . :n ■ ■ ■ - 1 ..■, 1 in these trials and further 

; •'•■■-- '., I -will gladly give if, if applied to 



through yon 
will lend a 1 

But I have aire 
least of my enjjoi 

me groan with envy of b 

* The. managing editor 

to endorse, from persor 

pondenf claims for tin's I 

I to perfect ; 

out there, and 

. Hallo 

Not the 

i the country is to read FOREST 
k's Godbout letters fairly made 
; enjoyment. "Goshawk." 

I and Stream is able 
' kni vi ledge, what our corres 

—Mr. Geo. E. Browne, of Dedhnm, Mass., claims the 
name Sheila for his black pointer pup. out of his bitch 
Prudence (Warbcrton's Dandy— Crotchet t's Moll), by E. 
C. Alden's Pete, Jr. (Strong's Pete. Woodbridge's Nell). 

Bed Inisti Setters For Sale.— Mr. E. J. Bobbins, of 
Westlield. Conn., advertises in another column a pair of 
iiuc red Irish setter puppies, by champion Elcho. out of 
Bridget Blumket, she by Blanket out of imported Stella. 

— C. A. Benton's Scotch deer hound Duke, out of Dr. C. 
C. Benton's imported Kate, by Capt. Irvine's Leo. was 
sent to Dr. Benton at Ogdensburg for the season, lie is 
a fine specimen. 

* — Mr. Will Cravens, of Madison, Ind.. has purchased 

from Ed. E. 
setter dog 

Doas, h 
bae been a 

lend al- 

io thirty-two 
cjogs. He 

bar of dogs in thirty- 

■r will thrive on the'f. 

id dog, and at the ei 

therefore, if the 

a he 


to the nogs, it wouiu m 

worth at least six cents a p 

the value of ah the school ft 

of same place, his lemon and white 
' - St. Elmo, out of Tip. 

:HOOLS. — A Missouri farmer, who 
mare time in "ftzuriae." gives the 
lates the 
; 362.000 : that 
i support an able 
•igh two hundred 
368,000 dogs went 
pounds of pork, 
i H 10 — nearly twice 
and more 

than twice the amount used by the State for school pur- 

§achtitig mid Routing. 




New York. 


h. m. 

h. m. 

b. m. 

1 38 

11 7 

10 80 

Aug. 22 

8 21 

It 56 

11 8 


3 9 

Aug. 34 

4 i 

o 60 

il 8 

4ai| ft 

5 8 

1 BE 

1 7 

Aug-. 241 

8 IK 

3 8 

■i 21 

Aug. 27... 

7 30 

i 32 

3 35 


i in. 

Sept 6— Beverly T C Kegratfa, Nahant. 

Sept 8— Boston V it Fall Regatta. 

.Vis r.-R.-.val Xo n S-'. _a ' ' .'i 

Sept 0— Roval C'timidian Y <■ Pen™ of Wales Oup. 

Sept. 13— Royal Nova Sootia Y S Closing Cruise. 

Sept —Detroit Y C Full Regatta. 

: t,-,,i - ei-ovK'i'-L. ' i Ace'' ■ .■ i .ill 

Sept —Haverhill Y C Fall Regatta. 
Sept — NaUaaset Y Fail Regatta. 

-.Mi. I I .' iin 

. ...... i ...>:-,-- ,.-,,, i ..... 

.,.1 -"'ii ; i '"V.i . ■ - 25-Quat.t-t City Y C Closir_,\- Cruise. 
Oct 15— Soawanhaka Y Ocean -Match, Center (Tup. 

decidedly changed we regard as evidence that the crew 
of sailors among our amateur tars is rapidly growing in 
numbers, and even as a class it may be said nf American 
: h men that they have much tidva need of late, have 
learned to appreciate seamanship, and show a. laudable 
love of a sailor's life. They Have, in short, discovered 
through experience thai there is something else to be got 
out of the grand sport of yachting than simply racing and 
the potting of mugs. Moreover, the " hard times" have 
done much tO squeeze out from the club lists a large frac- 
tion which brought them nominally a. crowd, which was 
sailed about in huge craft simply for ostentation's sake, in 
rivalry of the vulgar display characteristic of the infla- 
tion times. Much of this dross has dropped into the ob- 
scurity from where it sprang, and the sailor element 
in our clubs is now more than ever dominent. Of this 
the big fleet which collected recently in Glen Cove 
stands witness. 

Aug. 7. When Fleet Captain Haight fired the prepara- 
tory gun at 5 A. M,, and the signal was made from the 
tlagship Rambler to get under way for New London, the 
first harbor to he made, the following yachts answered 
the signal :— Schooners : Rambler, 20 I tons. Vice Com- 
modore W. 11. Thomas in command ; Dauntless. 268. 
Rear Commodore J, R. Waller: Intrepid. 27Q, Lloyd 
Phoenix; Dreadnought, 204:. C. J. Osborn ; Madeleine, 
151, .1. S. Diokersou ; Tidal Wave, 202, Daniel Cook ; Be 
solute, 206. Mr. Gurnoy : Wanderer, 198, James Stillman ; 
Estelle, 103. J. D. Smith ; Nettie, 116, F. P. Osborn ; Clio. 

I, J. R. Piatt; Magic. 131, F. M. Weld, Jr.; Peerless, 
08. J. R. Maxwell : and Frolic, no, J. O. Cassatt, Sloops: 
Niantic, 05, R. H. Huntley ; Vision. Of. J. J. Alexandre j 
Vixen, 38, F. c (Lawrence; Regina, 4.2. W. w. w, 

Stewart; Art ire, 11, Herman Oelriehs ; North Star, 88. 

; Psyehe, 33. E. M. Brown ; Volante, 24. Mess. 

Hitchcock; and Alert, li). Henry Vail. The. Graeie, 70, 
Mr. C. Flint, though not belonging to the club, got under 
way with the rest. The movements of the fleet are best 
described by our special correspondent, an eye-witness to 
the whole cruise : — 

Newport, Aug. IS, 1879. 
Editor Forest and Stream:— 
At daybreak Wednesday morning last (August 7th) 

face of Glet 
swung at a: 
life, and stai 
The signal ca 
up, anchors 
slowly slid ft 
and Active w 
two latti 
before si 
Nettie, a 
drop ant 
This ace 
Regina g 

start, and 

cely a breath" of air to ruffle the glassy sur- 
Four and twenty graceful craft 

ng the 
:h was to rouse the 
. the long run for 

ugh tht 

■ anch< 

ed > 


2d ClO: 

■ start. 


i Regina 
and the 

fine start. The Vixen, however, 
td way was fouled by the schooner 
vent further damage was compelled to 
n. A large hole was torn hi her jib. 
it her much, for by it her old enemy 
lear lead of a couple of miles. Intrepid, 
Peerless and Clio secured an excellent 
rell to the front at the end of the first 
half hour. Intrepid leading flu fleet. By 9 o'clock In- 
trepid led the entire fleet, with the exception of Regina 

and Niantic, by acloar three miles. It 
verv fresh, and the smaller boats brr 
clui it op sails. Intrepid continued to i 
and was doing verv finely indeed, with 
leading the squadron into New London, 
moderated verv much, and the small h 
front. By this time the gallant littl 

t hi 

»d . 

, tin 


Three respectable and truth tolliu 

terday that they went out one day wil 

their 'guns; that he killed thai 'day. 

stones thrown from his hand, si: 

partridges flying. Last fall he 

whore a showman exhibited rag babies 

steps, aud charged five cents for two tlu-o 

at Bay, ten paces. If youstnick a baby beg 

and charged nothing. You have doul 

Cross went in, threw, and struck and struck and threw, 

knocking over a baby every pop, untd lie broke up the 

otliing but 
g and three 
"State fair. 
rranged on 
with' a. ball, 
j you a cigar 



The fleet of the Now York Yacht Club assembled in 
Glen Cove August 0, in obedience to orders issued by the 

Fleet i ii' G L, Haighl at (he request of Vioe-Com, 

3 pei 

ichooner Rambler. That without 
inducements a Heel BO numerous should hr 
the call "f the Vice-Commodore ia a dgn 
which all persons haying the bi 3t interests 
America at heart will view with pleasure. 
years ago it used to be a, common thing to Si 
of the squadron tton otfl h . and engage in a 

drift out to the lightship and back, while only a meagre 
muster was made for cruising. That affairs have now 

the times 
■achting in 

■ 'iin 

the flower much of her 1 
boats, had left Active 

I Is of Regina. Tow 

out, and by 8 o'clock it 
of the boats then wei 
north shore were Clio 
in the middle of the 
Ec8olute, Magic, and 

holding their own aga 
south shore a lively st 

iw blowing 
;hf down their 
roase her lead, 
'ery prospect of 
rhen the breeze 
ts came to the 
had made 

' had passed most of the larger 

far asterni and was close on the 
ids noon the breeze began to give 
ras aim .si a calm. The positions 
somewhat as follows: On the 
Madeline, Vision and Dauntless. 
ound Intrepid, Rambler. Estelle, 
lost of the other schooners just 
ist the Strom; head tide. On the 
gglofor the lead was going on be- 
tween \'i.een and Regina, Aetirc being about a mile 
astern. At. about 3 o'clock, just off Oldlield light. Vi.e, ,>. 
passed to the front, and Regina. stood out into the Sound 
only to return to her old tactics which had already served 
her so well, and hug the south shore again. Here ensued 
a calm of three hours. The positions of the schooners 
remained practically unchanged. Vision, Madeline and 
Peerless put into Now Haven Harbor for the night, as the 
weather was hazy and somewhat threatening, The three 
plucky little sloops way over on the south shore, how- 
ever, held sturdily to their course. A light breeze from 
the S. E. sprang* up, and the boats ran merrily along, 
making a long leg and a short one. When darkness fell 
the Vixen was leading the fleet by about two miles. 
Then came Regina and Active, Clio, Estelle and Magic. 
The night was cold and foggy. When daylight broke it 
began to blow very briskly from the east, aid down came 
Hie olubtopsails again. Vixen still led , a mile astern of 
her was Regina, while a couple of miles astern and to lee- 
ward was Active. In the distance appeared the schooners. 
It rained in torrents. Fresher and fresher blew the wind, 
and the men tending the jib sheets on the sloops stood to 
their knees in water, At precisely 6:33 a. m. Vixen- 
rounded t6 off the Pequot House, and fired her gun. 
Regina came along only nine minutes later, and the 
me boy-ling in at 7 o'clock, twenty-seven min- 
utes Later, Tu half an hour the schooners began to arrive. 

Estelle led them in. closely followed hv Clio, Dauntless, 

Magic and Intrepid,. These four boats made a, beautiful 
spectacle as they came up the harbor, so close togethtr 
that, it was difficult to decide which was leading. 

The following are the names and times of the leading 

ti a H.M. 

t; 33 RainUet 7 W 



,'",■ in.. 
Active. ... 


Clio, I 

S, le98 ', 

Intrepid . . 

t it 



The oljhara come straggling in late, inthedav Toe 
i oimganQ Glytie joined the 

fleet hen-.. The 3 ichl , . their men a son 1 

rest .Thursday, and Friday morning, at 10: 0. they started 

!- Island. A more magnificent start than was 

then made bag probably never been seen. Hundreds nl 

people from New London and the neighborhood were on 
the banks 01 the river to witness it" Winxi. 
iWutjiriuid EsfeHewere among the first of the schooners 
«.ft' Close to the wharf were anchored Begin 
and I uvii. These swung around at ahout same time 
and darted past the landing, stem nnd stem, each of them 
a perfect cloud of canvass. The wind was we 

1 klv took the lead, passing lleqina 
to windward; Vi.ven soorl n-a.s after, keeping under JR3- 
gma's Zee bow. The race then was between the Active 

and herself. It was close and exciting, both boats keep- 
ing well up to windward, and neither of them for a long 
time able 60 gain any advantage over the other till the 
! ".vlv gained on her rival, and beat her to tho 
Planegut spindle by about a hundred yards. The first 
schooner in was Estelle, closely followed by Olio, Fleet- 
wiiir/ and Madeline. 

The fleet, left Shelter Island for Newport at 9 o'clock. 
The breeze was free and very light at first, The c 7m 
being to windward soon had a long lead. She was fol- 
lowed by Active and 17. ( v;;. The Ueq'uui < 'heist in* In- 
trepid, EsteUe&wi Damtless rvaxt. Thehrei ae freshened 

and the Iicgimi, being well to windward, soon ran by 
"nristine and others, and at the end of a couple of 
hours had worked into the position of second place, The 
Intrepid came bowling along under a oli 1U1 1 oi oarf ■ -. 
and carrying the largest balloon jib in the Heel. All the 

"1 everything boomed out, and the wind being 

free and not too heavy, cracked on every stitch 
t hey possessed. Most of the yachts kepi well up to wind- 
ward, but the \'wen. to avoid the Hood tide in the race 
and hoping to catch a southerly breeze, laid her course at 
once for Newport. This probably cost her the race. At 
noon the leading boat, far down the Connecticut shore, 
was the Active. A mile astern of her was Bsgvua, and 
another mile astern the Clio and Tidal Wave, 'having a 
hard fight for third place. Miles away to the south was 
Vixen, leading the rest of the fleet by a couple of miles 
In her wake were Xeftie. Kale. Ch/tie.' Intrepid, Madeline 
and others. At 3 o'clock 1 7m had been passed by Tidal 
Ware, who began to creep up OH the toegina II; i> 0.1 
held these positions till the end of the run. Acti e 01 " 
in a leader by half an hour of her rivals. Lleqina carried 
away a topmast Off the mouth of the out, \x harbor, vet 
to come in second: Tidal Ware was third; 
Vixen fourth ; Clio fifth ; Nettie sixth ; Kate seventh ; 
Madeline eighth. It was dark when others came in. 
The times taken are as follows : 

, . II. M. n. M. S. 

Active 1; is Vision 7 58 

Tidal Wave 7 t Intrepid 8 00 

Kogtim ; 7 Nliiurle s 05 

X'. Icn ■ l« Psyche s 08 

• ho 7 30 Barribler . ... s in 

•-lytic 7 in DreaOaaught S 13 

Kate,- • « Dauntless 8 13 30 

1 '. is Volume 8 33 

rhantom 7 51 Flectwing net timed. 

" B5 Nettle. .. nottimod. 

Madeline 7 57 

The ran over was B remarkably pleasant one. Madeline 
when she was coming to anchor fouled the little Vixen, 
tearing away and grinding up her yawl, and ripping hi: 
mainsail. The crash brought many boats from neigl 
boring yacht- to the scene of action; as it was so loud s 
to lead the hearers ko BUppose that the accident wa.s 

ae. A magnificent fleet of yachts was now an 
ebored at Newport, in the inner harbor. There were 
over thirty, all told, and their lights at night made the 
scene a brilliant one. The squadron was joined by several 
aa n yachts, the fleet in harbor being; Bambler, Resolute, 
'it/tie. Dauntless, Dreadnought, C< 

7. i / t... > ,-,V/ I L-,,7,.7,' ., .. If.-.'...'.. "\ T 


. Hope. 

Duxbuei Yacht Curs.— -The union regatta of this 
dub was sailed off Dnxbnry, Saturday, August. Huh. 

The day was overcast, light breeze from southwest, which 
; . so that during the latter part of the race light 
canvas was taken in. Time of Merenri/ not: taken, as she 
failed to cross Hie finish owing to her draff. A ball took 
place the previous evening which was very successful, 
and a dinner was served after the race at the Standish 

House. In the following summary. K denotes I i. and 

C B. center-board :— 

1-lltST CLASS. 


b L.N. Keith.. 

,u , h .Sanborn. 
TiUon, k .... H.MoKay... 
Moieury, k ...Cum. Holme: 

.38 (Mi 

. . 27 02 

,. . 30 02 

:u 111 

1 ?.n a 1 03 31 

1 si 13 1 is at 

1 13 41 1 43 41 

Not taken. 

lercury was unable to complete the race m m 
count of her great draught of water compelling her to 
keep in the channel. 


Actual Corrected 
Length. Time. Time. 

yacht. Owner. ft. in. n. si, 3. h. m. s. 

Thisbo. e. fo T. Litchfield. ... ffl OS 1 46 00 1 04 69 

Mamie, c.B. .E. Harlow 20 mi 1 -11) 6b 1 if; 17 

Abie.,-. I Wattles 21 08 1 47 16 1 07 19 

SeaBinl, e. h. ... Loveland 82 mi 1 50 59 1 1] IS 

H L- Wharf, k , Wharf 1 08 1 53 10 4 13 35 

Fanny, k C. A. Parkins... 23 Da I 50 43 1 19 Ot 


Actual Corrected 
Length. Time. Time. 

■Tacbt. Owner. tt. is. h. m. s. h. m. s. 

Peerless Clifford 18 09 1 53 09 1 08 47 

Pansy Polio 19 07 1 53 24 I 00 23 

Dream C. Barnard .... 18 tt) 1 57 29 1 12 IB 

Pear Cam., 17 01 1 50 19 1 13 49 

heal-oiim bo.ithwoi-th... 18 Olf 2 01 31 1 18 42 

Unique Reed hi « a 08 08 1 19 47 

Undine Lowe 18 oil Time not taken. 

In the sprit-sail, fourth class, Annie M., P, EL Winsor, 

won first prize ; Little Charlie. Mr. Ransom, second, and 

Wanderer, J. D. James, third ; beating, Sadie Q, Montana 

and Dexter. 

QUINCY YACHT CLUB.— Quincy Y. C. regatta May 9. 

" given second place, instead of Flyaway, 

being found too large for the class. Psyche, 

takes second prize, The third championship 

regatta of this club wa.s sailed Saturday, Aug. 9, of! 

Great Hill, Muriel -mu] Dandelion had already 
WOU the season championship in first, and thiol ell 
while in second class Elf and Wildfire had e.n h .,n , 

h. the second championship match Flf and 
Thistle sailed a dead heat on time, and necdnd prize 
fpr that race was decided by race of Aug. 'a 
Messrs, .1. T. Penniman, P. B. Turner, Samuel Bass. 
Summary : — 



ft. in. 
.22 « 
.23 3 
.23 3 

Corrected Tim 

II. M. S. 

1 24 41 

1 43 51 

00 00 

y.ieht. Owner. 

Muriel C. (1. Weill... 

Alllo A. S. Wattle*. 

Secret J. Uinney 


Thlsl le W. It. Litchfield 21 10 l ;u 43 

ii w. P. Barker so 4 L 38 33 

Til II. I. CLASS. 

Rocket 11. F. Buss 16 7 1 11 13 

Nuttio ,W. I). Nicholson ... 16 H 1 15 41 

Dandelion. .1. l.». Adams 17 5 1 hi 28 

Imp O C. Adams lit 10 1 10 50 

Elmer P.Chubbnck 17 5 1 1(1 59 

l.'ndbie A. L. Neal . .. 17 3 1 17 OS 

Louisa L. H. Parrot.t 17 (10 00 

Muriel, Thistle, and Boeket take lirsf prizes, Allie. 

Elf. and Nattie aecond prizes. Thistle also receives 

see,, m l prize for previous race, decided by this one. 
Championship Of the Benson goo-; to Muriel and Dande- 
lion.. In s -ml ell 36 there must be a "sail off" be- 
tween Wildjire. Elf. and i'/o.e'i'i 

Fancy vs. WaTEB Witch.— The yachts Fancy, Com- 
modore P. Grant, and Water Witch,' Mr, H. Hu'tchinns, 
sailed a match off Nahaitt Aug. 14. Course from steam- 
boat wharf to buoy off Witithrop's Point and return ; sail 
twice oxer : sixteen miles. Fancy took the lead and kept 
it in spite of having some trouble with her fore stay. 
After rounding Winthrop Head she parted her patent -all 
arrangement, and had to give up, the Witch taking the 
stakes of $100. Judges : Commodore W. L. .Jeffries, 
P. V. C, and Mr. William Morris. Referee : Commodore 
Frank K. Peabody, D. V. C. 

ChTNT'Y Point SOKUB Race. — An impromptu race was 
sailed August 11th off Quincy Point, for three prizes 
presented Xiy Mr. F. W, Baxter, Judges: Messrs. 1,. M. 
llersey and II, M. Federhen. No time allowance. Sum- 
mary : — 

Actual Time. 

Yacht. Owner. 11. 51. S. 

DoUyVsirden A. P. Cleverly 4 2(i 32 

Ellin W. K. M.iyl.uiy 4 28 05 

llol|ihin Ivl. I'avkiinl ... i :.'s '.'s 

lliu-vev Pi-eneb... 4 34 09 


: ndi n 

Salem Yacht Club.— The second race of this club was 
sailed off Lowell Island Aug. 11th. Wind moderate from 
S. E. Courses, 10, 7, and 5 miles for the three 
classes. Judges : Messrs. Richardson and Novins. 


Actual Correet 

Length. Time. Time. 

Name. Owner. ft in. H. At. S. 11. M. S. 

MiKnoi,....WaUls&JOodge....SS i 2 13 31 1 41 49 

Coming., .ltork Brothers.... 36 3 2 58 (HI 2 25 10 

Catamaraii.a. Mansfield 00 3 47 00 00 00 


Dash, .Huntingdon S Hrown.iu 9 1 28 30 l oi 31 

Coquette. F. A. Brown IB 5 1 27 40 1 00 10 

Thistle.... Snow Riph 19 6 1 27 00 59 ,35 

Thorn Fohn Wimmili.. . 19 B 1 :» 20 I 02 B5 

t). M.A. Anton Liebseh 23 1 50 00 1 25 03 

Aurora, .Joshua Brown 21 1 35 40 1 09 47 


Mignon, Thistle, and Tulip take first prizes, and 
second prizes go to Corning and Coquette. 

NEWPORT Yacht CLUE, — The second regatta of the 
Newport Y. C. was sailed Aug. 1 1th. The strong S. W. 
wind frightened away most of the entries, and only 
three yachts mustered" spunk enough to risk a capsize. 
Course from Long Wharf to Bishop's Buoy, thence to 
stakeboat off South Dumplings, thence around buoy 
off Torpedo Station, and back to start ; distance 8 miles. 
Prize given by ex-Commodoro Pratt. Double reefs were 
in order, and all three managed to keep right side up, 
though crews were about drowned out. Sunshine, Chas. 
Cobb, of Boston, took and kept the lead, winning in 4h. 
tin. lis., beating Avis, Frpfesoor H. S, Eustis, Cam- 
bridge, and Baby, II. K. Norman, of Boston. 

SAHJNO on thc Delaware. — In the regatta held by 

Captain Wii. ■ i'-im-'s Point, N. J.." August 4th, 

tlie starters were : Shuck-. .Xorcross, Feeuey. Viola, Hol- 
land, and Cohill. Course around buoy off House of Cor- 
rection and home. Wand squally and variable. First 
prize won by Shuck, second by Noroross, and third by 
The Cohill is out with a challenge to sail the 
ifoZ/ittoiforthc Mavberrv challange Hag and a purse of 
.■sCai to !?LU0. If not accepted, will sad any yacht of the 
Cooper's Point Y. C. except the NorcTOSS. 

The Late Neenah Regatta. — Necnah, Wis., August 
13.— Editor Forest and Stream :— In your issue of Aug. 7 
I notice a communication from my friend, J. M. Dickin- 
son, captain of the yacht Nirjbe, wherein, in reply to 
some correspondent unknown to us, he says: "The 
judges held a meeting am I declared the race off, &c. Be- 
lieving we had won the race fairly we declined t«> enter 
the next day." With, ml desiring to detract one iota from 
the fame of the Niabe or the good name of her gallant 
captain, Still as one of the judges I feel it a duty, in fair- 
ness to all parties, to briefly stale the facts. The course is 
a twelve mole one, The rules of the club make the neces- 
sary time for a race as ftcicearound inside of three hours. 
According to Captain Dickinson's own statement, as pub- 
lished in an Oshkosh paper, his Niobe was 3h. 3m. in 
making once around. The judges, as a mat tor of course, 
declared the race off, and required it sailed on the next 
day. If this is not a fair statement of the case then we 
do not know how to make one 

J. N. Stone, one of tho Jugdes. 

Mitchell Boat Cu.'b OF Milwaukee. — The new club 
house has been finished, and is a handsome two-story 
itructure of Gothic style. A new boat from Charles 
Plass. of Detroit, has been added to the stock. Sho is 
60 feet long, 52 inches wide, and has both fast and 
sliding seats and Ostrom rowlocks. Mr. .J. K. Ilsley, of 
the Milwaukee B. C, has a new paper single for practice 
work. It is contemplated to add several new boats to 
the Mitchell B. C. 

Pensacola (Ki.a.i Regatta.— The annual regatta of 

I. -I Thursday, July IT. "Judges: 

Gen. S. A. Moreno and Capt. John B. Gnttman ; course. 

triangular : distance, 15 miles ; prize, $35, Wind strong 

from S. W. Summary :— 

Time Corrected 

! .■■ ■ 1 1 - I ll. '■ bi\v:n re. Time. 

Yacht. Owner. ft. in. II. M. S. II. M, S. 

Wallace.... Dixon Heed as 7 00 00 2 82 2. r . 

Hover U.H.N 24! 3 H 40 00 2 37 13 

Binoche R..S. K. ytallory 2110 S 20 00 2 38 SS 

Bollo w. Uaiullon 23 01 53 (fi :: 39 t: 

The race for pilot boats was sailed the following dav. 
Priaes, *50add $2& : .•ourse, 15 miles. Ten boats started. 
Won by the Little Frank, though a claim of foul was 
made on the strength of her main boom striking one of the 
marks in rounding. The question has been referred to 
the secretary of the Southern Y. C. 

Koyal Nova Scotia V. 8.— Mr. F. C. Sumichrast, the 
honorable secretary of the club, has been elected an hon- 
orary member of the Eastern Y. C. of Boston, a com- 
pliment well deserved, in consideration, of services done 
in behalf of the best interests of yachting. 

The Baerie Regatta.— In the professional single-scull 
race at Barrie, Out., August Kith, flanlan and Riley 
crossed the line together in 27m. 2s. The other contest- 
ants were Elliott, Toronto ; Frank Gaudaur, Toronto ; 
John A. Kennedy, Portland, Me.; Ceo. Hosmer, Boston; 
F. A. Plaisted. Brooklyn, N. Y.; Wm, McKeen, Toronto ; 
Bob Berry (colored), Toronto, and J, Hanlan and P. Pa- 
tullo, Toronto. 

St. Anxu's (Can.) Yacht Club.— The annual regatta 
was sailed August 2 over a course of fifteen miles for the 
Clarendon cup. Wind fresh from southeast. Sappho, 

D. Heath, won, beating Eolus. Mr. Browne, Bella Flor- 
ence, M r. Hudson, and Petrel, I. Greene. Latter came 
in third, but was disqualified for polling. A race for open 
boats finished the day's sailing. 

Racing at Kingston (Ont.) — A race was sailed in King- 
ston Harbor July 38 for the harbor Championship. Won 
by Zeitella, beating Laura, Emma, Charm s.n<\ Cvossbones 
in the order named. 

Yachts' Photos.— Mr. Jay V. Olds, of Bridgeport, 
Conn., has been made agent for the sale of photographs 
and yachting literature of several English houses. I: 
proposes also to keep a full line of American photos. &c, 
so thai parties desiring to decorate club houses or cabins 
can procure from one headquarters all they need, in this 
line at lowest prices. His list of photographs includes 
nearly every yacht of repute abroad or at home. 

To American Yachtsmen. — For complete records of 
all yacht races in England, as well as for a great variety 
of other matter of interest, such as cruises and yachting 
tales, read "Hunt's Yachting Magazine," established 
1852. Can be had of booksellers generally or direct from 
Hunt & Co. , 119 Church street, Edgware road, London. 

E. C, England. Published monthly, one shilling sterling 
per number. — Adv. 

— * — 


21— Staten Island— Staten Island (2d) vs. Gcrmantown (2d 
22 -Cleveland, 0.— Forest Cily vs. Pittsburg. 
25-20— Hobokon. N. J.-Hamilton vs. St. Georges. 
2T-88— Btentpn.— Hamilton vs. Toung America, 

29-30— Staten Island.— Hamilton - ite I Island. 
6— Staten Island. — Tounjf America (3d) re. Staten Island C.M1 
10-U— Toronto.-Daft's English elei BB ra ":.' Canadians. 
12-13— Toronto.— Dal't's English eleven vs. 22 English. 
15-18— Ottawa— Duffs English eleven vs. Ottawa. 
ls-2ii-SiateuIsUmd.-Mnr.sirs Irish Team vs. Staten Island. 
35-36 27- :\ icetown— Marsh's Irish Team vs. all Philadelphia. 
25-25-37— Detroit.— Daff s English eleven vs. Detroit. 



In our next number will be found a full account and 
score of this international game, and until then our 
readers must be content with a glance at the following 
summary of United States-Canada matchos that have 
been already played : — 


i I hi 

l-r,S-W, m [ iy r„jte.l Statei 

WW— Won by la, .■.. - .,, ■ 

lsuo-w.m by i.'im 'i .' 
It will be seen that the last took place in I860, and no 
doubt they would have been continued annually had not 
the "late unpleasantness" on this side of the line put a 
stop to all thoughts of the game. We sincerely trust 
that it may continue to be a yearly event. Ko other 
match can create as healthy an interest, and it is inter- 
est that increases the popularity of " the noble game of 
cricket." At the beginning of the season we spoke of 
the usefulness of this match, and it may now interest 
our readers to leant the source from which it sprung. 

The first step toward international cricket was made 
by the St. Georges Club, of New York, to whom all 
honor is due. Early in 1840 an obscure, undefined chal- 
lenge to that club was given in the name of Toronto and 
said to have been delivered by a gentleman of that place. 
Tho St. Georges complied with alacrity, but upon readi- 
ng Toronto found that they were not expected— and it 
'as all a mistake. In consideration, however, of their 
having gone so great a distance a.s 500 miles a friendly 
game was gotten up and played. Tho Toronto club was 
expected to play a return match in 1841, and the hope was 
repeated in 1843; but sufficient circumstances precluded 
them from so doing during those .two years. Howev or 




on September 18, H, Jo and IB, 1843; a match was played 
in New York between eleven b(ma-fide members of the 

Toronto Club vs. eleven member 
St. Georges, the visitors being -victorious. At this tinio 
reed that the St. Georges should go to Toronto 
and play the return match during the ensuing summer. 
Consequently iu 1844 the St. Georges, whose ranks had 
been sadly thinned bv deaths and resignations, incorpo- 
Be members of the Philadelphia Union Club in 
their eleven and turned Up with them at Toronto on July 
24. \n altercation ensued, the Canadians refusing to 
play the mixed team. The St. Georges, after v 
several days, wore obliged to return home, the match 
being off. 

This difficulty between the two leading clubs of the 
time led to the publication of two challenges in August 
of the same year, the St. Georges expressing themselves 
willing to play ''any eleven players in Canada for any 
sum from $100 to $1,000, the match ro take place in New 
York," antl the Toronto Club was also willing to sacri- 
fice their feelings by meeting "in a friendly trial of skill " 
any blasted "Seven residents of the United States of 
America" at Toronto who should desire to accept bets 
to the extent of 200 guineas on the result. 

After a vast amount of beer and ink had been consum- 
ed the Toronto Club on September 9 accepted the St. 
lallenge, Darning $1,000 as amount of the stakes, 
mml; to agreement A ll-Canada put in an appear- 
ance on the St. Georges" ground on September 34, 1844. 

The match was Close and interesting, and from the 
score, which we reproduce, it will be seen that Canada 
won by 3:1 runs :— 


First tuning. Second Inning. 

Wiuekworth, run out US I). Wright 11 

Wilson, h. Wright b. Groom - 

Birch, c. Bage. b. Groom 5 o. Turner, b. Wright I 

Barber, u. Wright i b. Groom 3 

Skarpe, h. Wright 12 b. Groom 5 

Philp.uts, hit wicket 1 b. Groom 13 

Robinson, leg belore wicket, i b. Wright i 

Maddoc-k. not out . . . . - - 7 b. Groom. ..- 7 

l'-n->:iji, L -, e. Hudson, b. 

Wright 12 not out 7 

French, b. Groom b. Wright 

Thompson, 1 1. Wright 7 teg before wicket U 

Extras - 15 Extras 7 


Grand total. 




83 Total . . 

Turner, t 

R. Tioltnor, o. Thompson, b. 


Wheatcrnft-, b. Wiuekworth.. 
Sam. Wright, 0. liarber, ft. 

J. Tickuor, leg before wicket. 

Tin-on, st. l-'hilipots 

Byrne, c. Thompson, b. French 
D'udson, c. Creeling-, b.Winck- 


Groom, 0. Thompson, b. 

Wild, b. Wiuekworth 

Bago, not out 


<1 b. Fronuh 3 

ft. Sharpe - u 

It leg before wicket 

1 b. Skarpe 11 

i a. Wiuekworth, 1>. Slinrpo.... 

b. Winckworth 

10 c. Maddook, b. Sharp G 8 

not out ,.,, 5 

10 Extras 

Total 84 Total 68 

Grand total 188 

Nothing daunted by this defeat the St. Georges chal- 
lenged and played All-Canada, this time at Montreal on 
July 30-31, 1841, and again Canada was victorious by 61 
runs. The return match was played in New York in 
August of the 3ame year, when the Canadians for a third 
time were successful, this time by three wickets. The 
St. Georges now called upon the Philadelphia-Union for 
aid, and these clubs in August, I s 16, issued a joint chal- 
lenge to All-Canada. It was promptly accepted and the 
match commenced at New York cm the 27th of the same 
month. Two innings only were played— Canada, 2S ; 
United teams, 57— when unfortunately a dispute arose 
(an infringement of law XIX.) and tire game was left un- 

From these games and others of a like character the 
United States-Canada match sprung up, which in the 
future, unless it is played by the best cricketers, irrespec- 
tive of position and pocket, should be distinguished by 
some other name. 

United States vs. Canada.— A telegram, dated Ottawa, 
Aug. 14th, informs us the game so far as played hist 
Tuesday resulted as follows :— Canadians : first inning, 
85 ; second inning, stumps drawn at G o'clock with 78 for 
9 wickets. Americans : first inning, 108. Before this 
reaches our readers the telegraph will have announced 
the victory of the Americans boys. 

—The Syracuse cricketers cabled Daft on the 11th inst., 
offering him $1,000 if he wotdd visit their city aud play a 
two days' match vs. S3 of Central New York. 

Canadian Cricket— August 8th.— Bayfield vs. Seaf orth, 
at Seaforth. The former won, scoring 154 in oue innings 
to the latter's 98 iu two.— August Sth, Barrie vs. Colling- 
wood, at Barrie. Barrio 141 first inning, Collingwood 40 
— one day's match. — August 9th, Owen Sound vs. Mea- 
ford, at Owen Sound. The former won by 70 runs.— 
August 9th, St. Mary's vs. Stratford, at St. Mary's, Form- 
er won by an inning and 21 runs. Adams, for the winner, 
hit 73.— August 9th, Newmarket vs. Aurora, at Newmar- 
ket, Visitors defeated by five wickets. 


taken the place of croquet. Then all the implements of 
archery were imported : the demand increased so rapidly, 
however, that a number of American manufacturers 
started immediately the making of archery goods, and 
now the best in the market are mad.- in this country. 

Lancewood is the principal material used iu bow mak- 
ing, and is indigenous to this country, whence it is shipped 
in sailing vessels abroad ; iu consequence of the long voy- 
ages and exposure to dampness, the wood loses its lino 
OOlOT and becomes otherwise injured. No matter how 
well seasoned on the other side, it will shrink when it re- 
turns to our dry climate, and this accounts for the fact of 
the imported bows often breaking. Among the first tot ake 
advantage of this new branch of industry, was the firm 
of Com-i>y, Bissett & Majlesyn, the well-known fishing- 
tackle house in New York, and we now note an increased 
demand throughout the country for bows of their manu- 
facture. At first it was difficult to get sufficient skilled 
labor, and they had great trouble to get rid of the uneven 
bend in their bows, a fault winch foreign bows still have 
degree; but now they are perfect, 
which no doubt accounts for the small percentage of 
breakage. The dealers find it to their advantage to order 
their goods at home. American fly -rods are now being 
sent to England, and before long they will be ordering 
American bows, Not only are bows made here, but all 
the tackle necessary, such as arrows, targets, quivers, 
etc., etc., and of a very fine quality and much lower 
price. Abcheh. 


EtHtor Foivti ami Slroam ■- 

It having been expressed to me by an archery club located in 
the vicinity of New York, that they would have been glad to 
Join us in the organization of an Eastern Archery Association if 
they bad understood that an Eastern rather than a New England 
Association was proposed, I desire to say for the information of 
any archery clubs in the Middle States, so disposed that it was 
the earlier intention of those who proposed the organization to 
ha\ e a Now England Association, but on receipt of a communica- 
tion from a club in your State, and having- no desire to be exclu- 
sive, it was thought beat to have an Eastern Association which 
would be composed of elubsin this part of the country, the tnern- 
betfs of which could not spare the time, or care to bo at the ex- 
pense of attending the meetings of the National Association, 
which probably will always be held in tbn West. 

The result of the meeting and the expressions from tholvarious 
clubs represented were in excess of the anticipation, aud very 
gratifying to the originators, and from the indications it is ex- 
pected that a very Interesting meeting will be held in this city the 
last, week in September when tho Association is to hold its. fu-st 
annual prize competition. 

Tho programme cannot definitely be stated as yot, but is to in- 
clude competition for Champion aud Lady Champion Medals at 
tho double American and Columbia rounds. Team shoot (for 
four) at the American aud Columbia rounds and sex cral handicap 
matches. It is the intention of the committee to so arrange the 
prizes, that those wlto are not tho best shots will have an equal 
share of them as an Inducement for all to join in the compel il ion. 
It cannot bo expected that many, if any, largo scores will bo 
made as this Is tho first season at archery for ncariy till the mem- 
bers of the various clubs in this part of the country. 

The club of which I am a member, tho Poquoasett A ii hers, cep- 
Bent, I think the condition of most of the clubs In the East. No 
member of the club had practiced archery previously to the or- 
ganization of the club about tho first of last May, nor hate we 
since had the privilege of taking lessons from anyone. We have 
tried to follow the teachings of Maurice and Will H. Thompson, 
and others, with, we think, a fair measure of success. It Is our 
desiro though to meet other archers on tho field, as wo know there 
aro many things which we can learn only in that way. 

Several parties have already offered special prizes for the first a u- 
uualprlzo competition and further offers will be gladly received by 
the committoo. Any archery club desh-Ing to Join the Association 
and competing for the prizes should make application to John 
Worcester, Esq.. Corresponding Secretary, Waltham, Mass. The 
membership fee Is five dollars and our rules pormit the admission 
of a club to membership at any time. 

Our thauksare due to tho National Archery Association for the 
lesson they have given to us. A. S. Bkowneli., 

President Eastern Archery Association. 
W. Holberton, Esq., who is a member of the Executive 
Cornniitteo of above Association, urges over his own sig- 
nature all lovers of archery to join, and also to attend the 
meeting in September, no matter how small a score they 
make — ladies as well as gentlemen. 

National Archery Association Tournament.— Not 
having space this week to publish the full report of the 
Chicago tournament with our criticisms, we have thought 
best to defer the whole until next week, only taking occa- 
sion now to congratulate the association upon the sucoess 
of its first meeting. 

BubeKa Archery Club.— The following named officers 
were elected at the regular meeting of the Eureka Archery 
Club, Sacramento, Gal., held Friday, the 1st inst. I Cap- 
tain, Thomas Fish ; First Lieutenant, R. J. Dohtn ; Second 
Lieutenant. F. Chaine ; Secretary, N. B. Berry. A com- 
mittee of three was appointed to confer with other clubs 
in regard to a State tournament during fair week. 

American Bows.— It is three years since the public 
first began to show any interest in archery, and though 
little practiced at first, it now has almost, if not quite, 

Webb and Boyton.— Capt. Mathew Webb, the Eng- 
lish swimmer, renowned for his exploit of swimming 
across the English channel, lately arrived in America, and 
on the 14th inst. swam from Sandy Hook to Coney Island, 
a distance of ten miles as the crow flies, but owing to 
winds, tides and currents, requiring a swim of about sev- 
enteen miles. His speed was about 3J miles per hour. 
The sea was very rough, and the surf the wildest known 
at Coney Island for a long time, Capt. Webb is 31 years 
of age, 5 feet 8 inches in height, and weighs 195 pounds. 
He has great muscular strength, and a noticeable breadth 
of chest. In swimming, he pushes his arms out to their 
full length before him, and then carries them around and 
back with a full sweeping stroke. His legs are held high 
iu the water, so that his heels are often visible. 

A match between Webb and Boyton, will take place 
at Newport, to-morrow, off Beach No. 1. The men will 
swim between two buoys, one-half mile apart. Webb is to 
swim twenty miles while Boyton paddles twenty-five 
miles. They enter the water at 2 o'clock A. M., and finish 
about six o'clock in the evening. Webb will wear swim- 
ming tights ; Boyton will wear bid life-saving suit. 

Joseph Rice, 36 ; Albert Schneider, 41 ; Elise Vette, 71. 

The steam yachts plying between the downtown bridges 
and the Milwaukee River dam are carrying full loads 
during the warm spell. The trip of two miles and back is 
made in 30 inin. per boat. The merely nominal fare, five 
cents, enables every one who desires to enjoy a bath free 
of charge. 

An estimate of 1,300 is placed upon the number who 
patronized the free baths during the week ending July 

Two days of the week are set apart for the feminity. 

—The Astley belt competition, which is distinct from 
the O'Leary walk, will be held in the, Madison Square 
Garden, the last week in September. The contestants 
expected, are Weston, Blower Brown, Hazael, Rowell. 
Pauchot, Ennis, Krolmo, and Norman Taylor. 

— Ferdermeyer, the Frenchman, who recently a fugitive 
around at the Manhattan shows, having suffered many 
woes on land and sea while wheeling a barrow from San 
Francisco to Now York, completed last Saturday night an 
unsuccessful attempt to trundle his vehicle 450 Dalles in 
Six davs tit the American Institute Building, this city. 
The limping tramp had scored 407 miles, when the gas 
was turned out and audience, management, and pedestrian 
were unceremoniously plunged at once into darkness and 
sombre reflections upon the illusory character of all 
pedestrian matches in general, and wheelbarrow trctnd- 
littgs in particular. 

Milwaukee SwrsorrNa School.— Since the 12th of July 
the following named pupils of the Rohr Swimming School 
finished the courses by swimming longer than the pre- 
scribed length of time, 30 minutes ; Maria Vette, fiii min.; 
Geo. Moebus, 35; Martha Biersach, 03 ; Otto Heyer, 40 ; 

\U §mm of §hess. 

Problem No. 60. 

Motto: He Patient, 

White to play and give mate in two moves. 


1 B-H7 1 R-B-3, ^-lilks!! 2— miy 

8— mates. 

COMMOTION — The Black R on Mack's Q Hi. iu problem No. 50 
should be a White Rook on whites Q Bo . 

Tho American Gftess Journal is to bo published hereafter at Chi- 
cago, 111., by Mr. B. Barbo, a clever problemists player anda oliesa 
enthusiast. Wo shall notice the first number that apeara under 
tho now management somewhat at length. 


Canadian Chess Assoco- 

iting September S8, LBTO, I 

i, Ottawa. This tou 

>n is to hold Its eighth annual 
amlttoe room No. s, Honso ot 
Is open to all residents ot tho 
nee fee of St. The prizes are 
-c in number : 830, $80, $15, $10, and $o, or in that proportion ao- 
rding to tho actual amount at the disposal of tho association. 
■■v.T?D. Phillips, M. A. . Ottawa, t be secretary and treasurer of 
c association will uo doubt gladly furnish additional luforma- 

NORTH-western Surveys.— We have received from, the 
author the Annual Report upon Explorations and Surveys 
in the Department of the Missouri, by E. H. Ruffner, First- 
Lieutenant of Engineers, TJ. S. A. The included Report 
of Lieut. C. A. H. McCauley of the San Juan Reconnois- 
sance is extremely interesting and valuable. This em- 
braces a record of some 3,000 miles of exploration in 
South-west Colorado and New Mexico. The subjects dis- 
cussed are the general character of the country traversed, 
seasons, climate, etc., agricultural and pastoral pursuits, 
lines of communication, population, mines and mineral 
wealth, the botony and entomology. We need not say 
that the information here colleoted is of an invaluabl e 

Philadelphia anglers and gunners lit out at the establish- 
ment of the veteran, John Krider, whose forty years of 
experience in the field have made him an authority on all 
matters pertaining to his line. Mr. Krider has just pub- 
lished a book entitled "Forty Years Notes of a Field 
Ornithologist," of which a notice will appear hereafter 
among our book reviews. 

—According to the Worcester Gazette a Mr. Parker of 
Coldbrook, Mass. has succeeded in taming a partridge which 
he caught Willi a snare. He keeps it about the honso, the 
bird comes at his call, lights on his shoulder and Coeds, 
from his hand. 




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— The September number of the Poultry Monthly con- 
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for poultry and pet stock raisers. The Monthly is 
achieving a well-merited success. 

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The Rev. Dr. Edwaed Eqgleston, of Brooklyn, is in 
the Adirondacks, getting all the benefit possible from 
what he is pleased to term the "great family remedy" 
— a trip to the woods. 

— It is proposed by a number of Georgia gentlemen to 
erect a monument to the brave Sergeant Jasper, who fell 
in the attack on Savannah October 9, 1779. The more 
monuments we have in America to commemorate the 
loyal deeds of loyal men, the greater will be the incite- 
ment of bronze and marble to emulation of heroic daring, 
We baspeak for the Jasper Monumental Association the 
success it deserves. The corresponding secretary is Mr. 
D. J. Foley, Savannah, Georgia. 

" Camp Gumption."— If Eve did not enjoy the Garden of 
Eden a great deal more than her lord and master did, 
she was no fair prototype of her sex. A woman, bless 
her, will see more beauty in a wayside weed than the 
man who walks with her would discover in a whole con- 
servatory of exotics. So we have always found that in 
the woods the girls had a thousand ways of finding 
pleasure where their masculine escorts would only yawn 
and look bored. "When the better halves of creation do 
go oS alone by themselves, no matter in what part of the 
world it may be, they always manage to find more of the 
Garden of Eden than ever was discovered by the Ori- 
entalists and Eastern explorers. Just now wo note that 
a party of some half dozen young New England girls 
have pitched their tents on the shoves of a New Hamp- 
shire lake, where they have established a community 
something like the fabled island of the Amazons. They 
are fitted out with rents, horses and carriages, boats and 
all camping paraphernalia ; while a man servant does the 
heavy work. The time is spent in fishing, rowing, driv- 
ing, etc., with singing, reading, recitations and games. 
The camp is very fittingly termed "Camp Gumption," 
and each member of the band calls herself "a guuip." 
May then- tribe increase ! 

—See advertisement of a new glass-ball trap in another 


IF there was ever a proceeding mean and disgraceful, 
it is the hunting of the Rer. W. H. H. Murray. The 
persecution of brothers Beecher and Talmadge can- 
not hold a candle to it for littleness — for that parsimony 
of charity, brotherly kindness, and good will to man, 
which one's natural instinct ought to prompt toward a 
person in distress. What is the crime? Where the blame? 

Is it sinful for a clergyman to be a sportsman ? Is it a 
crime for a clergyman to love the horse? or to invest 
money in a journal intended to inculcate good morals 
and good taste? or to put hard earnings into a com- 
mercial enterprise? Is it sinful, so long as these pur- 
suits and interests make not diversion from the main 
object and devotion of his ministerial work ? If not, and 
if a jury of laymen, who chuckle when purity is ever so 
slightly smirched, are to sit upon the case of the hunted 
Murray, then two hundred other clergymen, who are 
subscribers of Forest and Stream, stand ready to fore- 
fend the outrageous shafts which cloud the air ; and be- 
hind them stand ten thousand more of our subscribers, 
in solid phalanx, to back them. If we have any cog- 
nizance of the personal character of a constituency with 
whom we are in daily and constant communication, we 
do not err in what we say, and our pledge will be assured 
by a voice unanimous. 

And now, since the types and telegraph have been busy 
for a month from Maine to San Francisco in the effort to 
malign and traduce — finding nothing but pecuniary mis- 
fortune to base their calumny upon, let us ask if it be not 
the quintessence of jealousy which prompted the persecu- 
tion? Would not those pious Pharisees, who sneer and 
gibe, be themselves proud of Mr. Murray's well-earned 
reputation as preacher and author ; and rejoice in the ac- 
cumulation of worldly goods which he was supposed, till 
now, to be possessed of ? If they do not own fine stock 
farms, would they not be glad to do so? Would they 
not be content with investments which pay good divi- 

There are religious sects who teach that the glorifica- 
tion of the Creator consists in mortifying the flesh, sub- 
duing all the natural instincts which that Creator has 
implanted, and in living on charity ; but we do not be- 
lieve that the universal sentiment requires that a clergy- 
man shall be a pauper, or if left a legacy, shall bestow it 
all upon church work and charity. The worst feature of 
this whole business is that a hundred editors, who never 
saw Mr. Murray, are so ready to rejoice over his pecuni- 
ary failure, and to attribute it to his dabbling in worldly 
matters. We do not know what the exact condition of 
Mr, Murray's financial affairs may be at present, but we 
have every reason to suspect that his onibarrassment has 
been caused solely by his newspaper venture. We know 
by long experience what a hill of difficulty a publisher 
litis to climb to attain success, and what an absorber of 
availa' le funds a journal newly started is. Statistics 
show that forty-nine Of every fifty ventures fail, and we are 
aware of the struggle and self-sacrifice which Mr. Murray 
has made to establish the Golden Rule. Most beautiful 
is that title, and most noble its inception. We believe 
that it was the preacher's own good heart which prompt- 
ed him to adopt it for his paper, and that in his walks 
with his fellow men he endeavored to follow that golden 
rule, and " do unto others as ho would be done by." But 
alas ! for human charity ! Those whom he would serve 
have turned on him, and flung his precepts in his [face ! 
All good sportsmen who have the kinship of the frater- 
nity at heart, should rise up to defend his good name and 
fame. The time will soon come when those who have 
maligned Iiim will hide their heads for shame. 

Preparatory Naval and Commercial School.— School 
Ships and Training Schools are good institutions, and we 
are glad that we are about to have more of them. Quite 
recently an academy of this sort was opened at Annapolis 
under Cant. Wilkinson, formerly of the U. S. Navy, and 
a most competent disciplinarian and instructor, with a 
corps of skilled assistants. Many worthy young men go 
to sea without that preparation which a few months of 
judicious study would afford, and their ignorance there- 
fore closes to them the avenues of promotion, and keeps 
them always before the mast. This new school at Annap- 
olis proposes to instruct youths so thoroughly that they 
will need the experience of only one or two voyages to fit 
them to take command of a ship. No doubt many marine 
disasters are due to incompetency. Few merohant cap- 
tains are able to rate their chronometers, ascertain varia- 
tions of the compass, or to solve other equally important 
,n which the safety of a ship may depend. We 
take great pleasure in recommending to this academy any 
of our acquaintances who may have sons intended for the 
merchant service. The session will commence Sept. 25th. 

The fireworks at Brighton Beach last Tuesday evening 
far surpassed in novel combination of colors, ingenuity of 
device and perfection of movement any pyrotechnic dis- 
play hitherto given in America. The attractions at 
Coney Island the coming month promise to be more 
numerous .and varied than ever. 

Fat Men's Acclamation — The Fat Men held their four- 
teenth annual convention and clam-bake at Gregory's 
Point, Conn., last Thursday. The Fat Men, like the old 
voman of the nursery rhyme, live only upon victuals and 
drink. The victuals on the present occasion consisted of 
three barrels of sweet potatoes, seventy-five bushels of 
clams, 1,500 pounds of fish, 4,000 ears of corn, 14,000 pounds 
of lobsters and 1,000 chickens. There were 300 Fat Men and 
an unnumbered multitude of lean and hungry inhabitants 
■who iiad come from far and near to snuff the savory odor of 
the clams, and perchance pick up here and there a discard- 
ed corn-cob. Some conception of the magnitude of the Fat 
Men's annual feasts may be gathered from the fact that 
the grass covered mound, formed by the clam-shells and 
refuse of the original clam-bake, fourteen years ago, was. 
recently excavated by a Connecticut archaeologist, under 
the impression that it was a newly discovered Indian 

Huge in the individual waist-measurements of its com- 
ponent members and stupendous in the enormous aggre- 
gation of its colossal congregated physical vastness, the 
Fat Men's Association possesses a correllative expansive- 
ness of magnanimity and a voluminousness of ehivalric 
generosity which is all-embracing in its convocation of 
beatific immensity. Its constitution recognizes no dis- 
tinctions of race, creed, political belief, nor previous con- 
dition of attenuated emaciation. In deliberating upon 
the weighty claims of a candidate for admission into its 
Cyclopean fold, the Fat Men's Association regards only the 
size of pants worn by the applicant, and the number of 
square yards of canvas he must lower when exhorted to 
pull down his vest. The question is simply and solely one 
of avoirdupois, just as it was in Holland in the good old 
days of the sorcerer's scales. In those times the man or 
woman accused of being in league with the Devil was 
promptly plumped into the scales. If the beam did not tip 
at a certain fixed number of pounds, the evidence was con- 
clusive ; the convicted wretch was packed off to be roasted. 
So are the F. M. A. candidates weighed in the balance j 
happy fat men if they be not found wanting ! It were 
needless to say that no fictitious obesity avails here. No 
emulous frog who has blown himself up with voluminous 
tailoric devices passes here for the ox he is not. No scaly 
deceptions carry any weight. Levity meets its own de- 
served chagrin. 

If any of our readers are disposed to make light of the 
Fat Men's Association, let them reflect upon the gravity of 
the members as here set forth. (The compositor will re- 
frain from adding extra ciphers.) The newly elected 
President, Mr. Willard Perkins, of Waterbury, Conn., 
weighs, or did weigh before the dinner, 396 pounds. We 
may safely count on his having brought the figure up to> 
400 during the feast. The retiring President, Mr. C. W. 
Bradley, tipped the beam at 312 pounds. The following 
gentlemen, with the appended weights, were made vice- 
presidents :— H. D. Busch, of Hoboken, 411 : Patrick 
Murphv, of Saugatuck. Conn., 278 ; J. E. Wheeler, of 
Saugatuck, Conn., 275 ; W. B. Sharp, of Danbury, Conn., 
213; Andrew Hull, of Danburv Conn., 220; Theodore 
M. Amsdell, of Albany, 220 : William Werner, of New 
York, 220 ; A. Wallace, of Bridgeport, Conn., 220 ; "Wil- 
liam H. Risley, of Berlin, Conn., 225 ; James Hillender of. 
New York, 255, and J. A. Kerr, of New York, 227. 
Among the other colossi were James Covert, who tips the 
beam at 300 ; Charles S. Warren, who is eighteen years 
old and brings it down to 279 ; A. King, at 320, R. S. 
Rov, at 297, D. McCormack at P nn 


A FRIEND of mine having a Chinese servant whose 
pronunciation of ; 'r", when asking a guest if ho 
would have some rice pudding, was not remarkably 
appetizing, undertook to teach him to pronounce "r" 

"Now, sir," said my friend, "say ahrrr." 

Sin (slowly and distinctly) — "ahrrrrr." 

"Now, say rrrrice," said his teacher. 

Sin (slowly and distinctly)— " lllice." 

Teacher — "No, no; say rrrrrr." 

Sin (slowly and distinctly) rrrrrrr." 

Teacher—" Now, say rrrrmbbit." 

Sin (slowly and distinctly) " llllabbit." 

The difference between the abstract and the concrete is 
as puzzling to many of us as it was to Sin. However 
well we may know a thing theoretically, our knowledge 
often vanishes when we attempt to use it in facing reality. 
And nowhere is this more the case than in the soienoe of 
hunting. Take the best judge of distance that ever shot 
at Creedmoor, place him in the field, show him a stump 
or stone 200 yards away, and he will say, "It's about 200 
"yards." But put a deer there and let him kill it, and he 
will be very apt to say "400 yards", and will firmly be- 
lieve it. So long as there is nothing to look at but distance 
in the abstract, he will say "ahrrr" as correctly as the 
Chinaman did ; but make it concrete by putting the deer 
there, and he will pronounce it 'Hlldbbit" almost .every 
time. This difficulty renders almost worthless all that 
part of our information about the distance game can bo 
killed, or rather shot at to advantage, with either rifle 
or gun, and throws a miserable uncertainty upon most 
all other points that can be determined only by field 

! and James Norton at 



This difficulty is also increased by certain forms of ex- 
pression, which have become as stereotype.! as "true 
sportsman", ''speckled beauties-", etc. For instance, its 
always and eternally that "old buck" or '-big buck" that 
a writer bills (With bis quill), until in the interest of 
philosophy one is almost tempted to offer a reward for 
,- ili .1 -1,1- -i i about the killing of a small doe 
or a fawn. So, too. that same old buck is nearly always 
at the regulation distance of 200 yards or 400 yards, and 
200 yards is the lowest distance at which it is respectable 
to shoot him at all. In the country, where I used to 
hunt squirrels when a boy, a shot-gun that didu't '-kill 
100 yards " was as worthless as a school-teacher who didn't 
"lick". " Knock him down in his tracks !" " Put a ball 
through his heart I" and a dozen kinds of similar lingo, 
form part of the mental furniture of many very good 
hunters, until one would suppose that to get a, ball into a 
deer's heart was a matter of course for a good shot, and 
that a deer was as easily knocked down in its tracks as a 
cabbage head. 

We have received from the past an heirloom of old 
ideas, to which many still cling, and many of which are 
partly true in a limited sense, but wrong in being applied 
to all cases, such as, that bullets should be made of the 
softest lead : bullets injure a shot-gun ; any fool can kill 
a deer in "running time", and others too numerous to 

As in every other science, there are those who love to 
throw a vail of mystery around the simplest matters. 
From many a good hunter, especially if of the real old 
variety, one can get little information about hunting or 
shooting except expressive shrugs and a bulging sapience 
of face thay say, as plainly as words, " You poor goose, 
don't ask mo. Ask Him who tnado mo so wonderful 

So, too, we often see the same tendency to explain the 
natural by the supernatural, Thus, a style of rifle shoot- 
ing, containing not a principle that had not been known 
and followed for years; novel only in the. shortness of 
the distance, the character and position of the mark and 
in the number of shots fired; so simple that in a few 
months it had dozens of successful imitators, and so 
worthless practically that nearly all those imitators have 
abandoned it only last year— in the age of the telephone, 
phonograph and other vast triumphs of mind over matter ; 
in an age when we look back with contempt upon the 
sporting knowledge of our fathers — was explained by 
many men of i olerably good sense as witchcraft, jugglery, 
illusion, sleight-of-hand. etc. : while some who laughed 
at these, and also scouted as absurd the only real explana- 
tion that could be given of it, planted themselves upon' 
the highly philosophical rock of "intiutive" and "in- 
stinctive aim." 

A bar of nettles to the hand of progress is the super- 
sensitiveness of nearly every one whose opinions, wares, 
skill, fame, or methods any one attempts, however sin- 
cerely or fairly, to touch with anything but the quill of 
praise. Such a person is apt to be set down for a " cavil- 
ler ", a " detractor ", a. " tool of a rival " or a fool, and is 
quite likely to be answered with the knock-down argu- 
ment of "put up or shut up ;" while one who makes any 
advance beyond his fellows is apt to be immediately in- 
vited to "put up " or resign all pretensions. 

Here, too, nearly every improvement has to drag the 
leaden anchor of old-fogyism through the thick mud of 
prejudice. An improvement, if slightly defective (and 
often if not at all defective), instead of being encouraged 
and cheered on to perfection, is very apt to be blocked, 
hampered ,and bogged at every step by the strenuous 
efforts of those most anxious for improvement. Almost 
everything we have that is of much value has had to 
fight its way into favor. We laugh at the English for 
then: stupidity in adhering to the muzzle-loading match 
rifle instead of bending their energies to the perfection of 
the breech-loader, as they shotdd do ; yet we chug with 
equally stupid fondness to our clumsy, lumbering, low- 
trajectoried. single-barreled sporting rifles, while the 
English for years have been far ahead of us hi that liwe. 
When the next great improvement in fire-arms comes up 
we shallnearly all pitch into it and quite forget the ponder- 
ous arguments the past has hurled at breech-loaders, re- 
peaters, and nearly every other improvement of any great 

We see, too, that same strange tendency in men, often 
sensible and intelligent, to overlook the most obvious facts. 
Men will argue against Express rifles as if it was absolutely 
necessary to cast the ball with a hole in it, and as if expan- 
sion of the bullet. was the only virtue in the rifle. Hundreds 
of pretty fair shots are sure that the lateral motion of the 
gun in following crossing game will carry the shot sidewise 
so as to meet it, although it would seem that no one can 
help seeing that the motion of the gunniuzzle is not l-20th 
the speed the game it is following. This often degenerates 
into a stupidity that is absolutely unaccountable ; at least 
upon any known principles of the human mind in a state 
of sanity. Thus many old hunters will insist that the 
hammer on the cap is the safest way to carry a gun, and 
others thai if at half-cock it will pass the scar ami strike 
the cap if anything pulls it back and lets it slip, although 
an instant's experiment will settle the question, even if 
avery day's observation and the knowledge of a lock were 

insufficient, And if these are to be hooi ed at, what shall 
we say of those who made the old Henry rifle without any 
half-cock at all? And what shall we say of those who 
pester editors of sporting papers with questions that a 
moment's experiment or thought WOUld settle for them- 
selves, such as the proper load to loll a chippy at ten paces, 
or why gun barrels are not made of glass so that we can 
r they arc loaded or not? Or of those who 
take a paper for years and ask questions which are an- 
swered in every number year in and year out ? And I 
may add. what shall we say of the editors who keep on 
answering them? I hope "they have ther reward." but 
doubt it most mightily. 

Such cases of error as ignorance, envy, interest, and a 
dozen or more others, it is useless to discuss. The ones 
above mentioned comprise nearly all causes for which 
there is any hope of reformation: few indeed are they 
who will take the pains to avoid even these ; and fewer 
still are they who can succeed in doing so if they do try. 
But it does no harm and may do some good to point them 
out. Except in pure natural history, whore experiment 
is often impossible, there is no such field of uncertainty 
as there is in such sciences as medicine. It is often im- 
possible to say whether a certain remedy cures patients : 
whether it is simply inert and they recover without it, or 
whether it is injurious and they get well in spite of it ; 
until years of observation and experiment, and a careful 
examination of very many cases have eliminated all 
chance and sifted out all other causes beyond the medicine. 
But in our science there is rarely any trouble of this kind. 
The most vexed questions— recoil, muzzle-loader vs. 
breech-loader, one eye vs. two eyes, etc.— can alibi lub 
mitted to rigorous inductive or experimental tests that 
shall exclude all chance of mistake. The main trouble is 
that such investigations do not usually pay, aud are 
usually stopped short of the point necessary for certainty. 
Too often they are made only to prove an opinion, and of 
course all such are generally good for Iittli e 

Beyond all this lies afield for much honest difference of 
opinion; and here, without fear of the absurd charge of 
egotism which is often made when a writer alludes to 
himself, I shall mention a singular instance, because it 
shows the greatest of extremes in ideas. Mr. Cleveland's 
idea of a "sporting rifle "is a single-barrel, single-loading, 
No. 40 cal. 20-inch barrel, 40 grains of power, of about five 
or six pounds weight : while my idea of a " sporting rifle " 
is precisely the reverse. Though much Mr. Cleveland's 
inferior in experience, skill and knowledge of different 
rifles, I think I am not Iris inferior in the desire to ascer- 
tain exact truth, and in the patience aud deliberation 
necessary- to get somewhere near it. So that when I paid 
for my beau ideal of a sporting rifle five times the amount 
that this cost I did not do it hastily or unadvisedly, for I 
had tried carefully and without prejudice all our leading 
American rifles, commencing years ago with Mr. C's very 
beam ideal, and was quite as anxious for a cheap rifle as 
Mr. C. is for one that can be put in a valise. A still more 
singular feature is that we are both bent mainly upon one 
point, viz., to. get clear of as much labor as possible in 
hunting. For me, broken down in health and several 
times badly injured by overwork in hunting, this was the 
main point, to get a rifle that would save work ; audit 
come to a point where I must have one or stop hunting 
dear entirely. Mr. C. thinks he saves work when he 
carries only six pounds of iron. I, much his inferior 
probably in physical strength, have chuckled for nearly a 
year over my success in attaining the same point by pack- 
ing over the hills nearly twelve pounds of iron in the shape 
of a double 65 cal. Express. The only point upon which 
we differ is the time of taking it easy. He lilies his ea si 
before getting a shot, while I prefer to rest after getting a 
shot, instead of half the time spending the rest of the day 
in hunting up wounded game. And I presume we are 
both satisfied with our success iu attaining our respective 
points. At least I am. 

This ground for honest difference is quite extensive, 
though, as in the instance last given, the difference will 
often, if analyzed, be found to be rather different applica- 
tions of nearly the same identical opinions. Forth 
reason, as well as from the natural difficulties surround- 
ing many branches of the subject, we should all be very 
cautious not to bristle too quickly when our opinions are 
opposed, and not dash too quickly with uplifted quill to 
puncture what to us seem empty bubbles from the oppon- 
ent's mouth. And, above all, we ^should go slowly in 
forming our opinions about anything connected with the 
subject, more slowly in confirming them, still more slowly 
in writing about them, and even more so in nishing into 
print with them. T. S. Van Dyke. 

[Commenting upon a reference to himself in Mr. Van 
Dyke's first paper, Mr. Cleveland sends us the subjoined 
note, which we are confident none will welcome more 
than will Mr. Van Dyke.— [Ed. F. and S.] 

Editor Forest and Stream -.—On running over several 
numbers of you* paper, my attention was arrested by an 
allusion to myself, which contains such an obvious mis- 
representation or misunderstanding of mv words that I 
must ask room to set myself righl ■ I- Bent you more than 
interesting letter from Mr.W. T liome- 
i' ii.j. an account of the killing of a hger with two 
shots from a 40 cal. rifle. The only deduction I drew from 
the storv was— "The evidence it affords of the importance 

of a flat hundred yards of the 1 itdlet'a flight. H Horneday's 
bullet harl gone a single inch too high be never would, 
have written that, letter," etc. I said not a word in ad- 
vocacy of the use of so light a bullet for such game, and' 
the admiration I expressed for the nerve of a man who 
could be cool enough to achieve such a feat is in itself 
evidence of my appreciation of the tremendous risk in- 
volved. Now", I find the following in an editoral in your- 
paper of the loth inst. : "Thus, when an eminent rifle 
authority told us of a tiger being killed with a, 40 cal. rifle 
and 40 grains of powder, the ball bitting the tiger in the- 
eye, he proved nothing at all but the good fortune of the- 
shooter. Fifty such instances would not even tend to- 
prove what he seas trying to prove — the efficiency of Such 
a ball and charge for' such game -until he can first give 
us a recipe for making tigers strike an attitude, at a short 
distance, too. from the hunter." 1 made no effort to prove 
any such thing as you assert, and agree entirely with 
you that the instance cited affords no evidence in its 
Chicago, May 30. H. W. S. Cleveland. 


Sportsmen's Association of Western Pennsylva- 
nia. — This association has just completed its new roonis„ 
No, 75 fifth avenue, Erie, Penn. The building has been: 
leased for a term of ten years, and §10,000 were expended! 
in fitting up the quarters. There is a reading, card and' 
billiard room. The museum, in which the meetings of 
the association will be held, is a large hall on the upper- 
floor containing some 2,000 specimens of natural historyy 
most of them being the contributions of members. From, 
the date of its organization in 1876 the association has 
increased in membership, until now 2f>0 names are upon 
its rolls, among which are many of great influence. The 
work accomplished has been of a most valuable nature. 
The officers are : — President, Robert Dalzell ; Vice-Presi- 
dents. Col. B. F. Ruff, D. C. Phillips, F. H. Kennedy; 
Treasurer, W. C. Macrum ; Secretary, John F. Wilcox ; 
Assistant Secretary, Howard Eaton ; Naturalist, H. S. A. 
Stewart. Board of Directors, John C. Brown, Howard. 
Hartley, Dr. W. F. Fundenberg. E. A. Myers, and J. V. 
Long. Executive Committee, John Caldwell, Jr. ; C. A. 
Carpenter, N. M. McDowell, Edward Gregg, B. Bakewell„ 
Jr.; Charles Hays and J. H. Bughman. 

Dissatisfied Connecticut Sportsmen— Editor Forest' 
and Sf renin :— The article in your last issue (31st July) en- 
titled " A Connecticut Quandary," it seems to me is rather' 
doubtful recommendation for laws which "are in very 
good shape, in fact as nearly perfect as we can at present 
hope to make them." It strikes me very forcibly that a 
law which is a dead letter is rather worse than useless, for 
it teaches people to break laws. What a farce ; the legal 
season opt ning Oat. Ist.aud New Ha\ en restaurants bu; i ig 
and selling them (woodcock) in the middle of June. Now 
our present law was, I believe, passed in the interest of a 
few sportsmen who shoot nearer the sound than we poor 
chaps up here in the hills— men who want to take, say, a 
week's vacation in the fall for shooting and who want to 
bag all the birds possible in that time, and, of course, 
October in that locality is the best month. With us the 
last of September is be'tter usually, and the present law is 
very unpopular in Litchfield County at least, and I know- 
it is with many sportsmen in other parts of the State. 
The trouble seems to me just here, our sportsmen work 
too much on the plan of "every man for himself." If a 
law is passed that suits a man. or nearly so, he will observe- 
it, — if it don't he will not — thinking somewhat in this way: 
"I can't get the laws changed" as I would wish, so 
the easiest thing for me to do is to go to some quiet spot 
where they won't prosecute me, and just take my little 
hunt and keep still about it." I have long been in favor 
of a uniform season throughout New England, beginning 
Sept. 1st and closing Jan. 1st, and I believe that the quick- 
est way to get it there is to enforce the laws as thev stand 
rigidly in every town. Our club have so far enforced the 
law in our town but thev axe getting rather discouraged, 
lor we continually hear of its being violated all over 
the State elsewhere, and they are beginning to ask what, 
is the use of keeping birds till October to have them goto 
swell the bag of some chap down along the sound Oct, 

If our city sportsmen and game clubs will see to it that 
birds are not sold in the markets out of season, one great 
inducement to poachers will be gone, and if by any possi- 
bility the present law Could be enforced for one season 
throughout, the State, I feel certain that one more to the 
liking of the majority of sportsmen would take its place, 
and which would, in reality afford more protection to birds 
than at present. 

I should be sorry to see the old law opening the season 
July 4th again in force, but I behove even that was better 
than the present, which seems to be just about as good as 
no law at all. 

LakevUIe, Conn., Aug. 4. 

' W. H. Williams. 

Why are they not Prosecuted?— New Haven, Conn., 
August 12.— Editor Forest and Stream :— -You ask me in 
your article if I could tell who killed the woodcock?^ There 
are several men who make a business of shooting them 
and sending then buds to New York markets. But they 
are not members of the New Haven dun Club. 

D. C Sanford. 

Lewiston, August 11, 1870. 
Editor Forest and Stream :— 

Through your columns I wouldlike to call the attention 
of Maine sportsmen to the necessity of a State organiza- 
tion, and the manifold benefit such' an association can de- 
rive. For several years a majority of our sportsmen have 
seen the need of unity, and have' required i he influence 

such an association could wield. The subject has been 
broached on one or two occasions— occasions inopportune 
However ; but now, as our State shoot comes off early in 
September,' plans should be perfected, and arrangements 



made foi rliistime. as a large delegation, 

ai rai ing all our leading sportsmen will probably be in 

attendance. It. is recommended a correspondee .■ e ■ ., 
Stateolub be immediately opened with E. (.'. Heath, Sec'y 

AndroseogginSpiufingGhib, Lewiston, who, I'm informed 

is readv to cooperate on behalf of said club, 1 

several' iptostions that ran only bo equably considered by 
organization, now being discussed here, vie: 
Substituting glass balls for 1'irds after this year ; hnndi- 
nis: procuring legislation on a number of top- 
ics that will be brought before such an organization, etc., 
etc, We also need ■ ; : 1 1 1 1- ■ ■: i . 1 1 1 missioners, similar to our 
lisli commissioners, whose efficient works are patent to 
every who has felt any in I crest in their lalior. Commis- 
sioners whose duty it shall he to look after there-stocking 
of mil forests with game lards, hot more particularly for 
the present, to protect such as we already have, by a strict 
enforcement of our game laws, which are transgressed re- 
peatedly, though out-wardens prove however vigilant. 
In Lewiston we have a .State warden who annually de. 
B or two weeks of his time to looking after these 
ssors, (.state wardens receive no pay) but they 

illv in the following manner : Several 
il I tn see which one shall remain at home, and 
watch the warden, while the others ravage the wood for 
It, Should the warden by any means learn that 
parties are in such a, section shooting woodcock, and at- 
tempt to catch them with birds, or in the act. Or even, in 
fact, leave his store, the party watching is to take a team 
and notify them at once, thus protected, parties hunt 

■ Icoch thri lUghout August, and when the law-abiding 

sportsmen takes ins turn the first of September, the game 
is minus, having been killed off by Augti tt ■■ isor 

Yes! we need game commissioners whose duty it shall 
be to devote their whole time to following up these chaps, 
and make poaching too hot for their indulgence, 

M i - believing the observance and enforcement of our 
laws mutually beneficial. LEWISTON. 

New Yoiuc City SOHCTZEN CORPS.— The sixth annual 
ide summer-night festival of the 
New York City Schfitzen Corps, Captain John F, ( ferdes, 
will be held at West Brighton Beach Hotel, Coney Is- 
n-sday, August 28th, If the weather is unfavor- 
able, the festival wall be postponed until August 29th. 

EXFBBBS Rifles.— As Opinion from India.— Goruek- 
,,Vo. June 28. — Editor Forest unit Stream-;—} 
i many controversies both in your paper and 
also main- Indian and English papers as to the efficacy of 
the Express ride as a sporting rifle. T beg to say a few 
i to my experience both with and a 

spherical ball rifle. I have for the last twenty , been 

in the habit of using spherical ball rides and guns, and I 
always found that I could knock down game, from the 
largest to the smallest, generally with the first shot, if 
properly placed behind the shoulder. Large game Te- 
ther more gunpowder than smaller to drive the 
ball through them, but I generally use about three 
if llu.ll A Sen's F F F powder (it is mostavvfully 
had and dirty, as being the only powder that can be got 
with convenience so far away), for convenience in load' 
d wijii both rifle and smooth bore. 
When the Enfield rifle was first brought into notice after 
the mutiny in this country, and every one was in praise 
of it 1 managed to pick up one which was an old cam- 
paigner, that had been through the whole of the mutiny. 
, r Bhooting with it. but I miserably failed in my 
attempts. Fused the regular Rnlield bullet, audi fancied 
that it was owing to the bull being too small, tor I could 
,.,i "kill dead" withit, and had a great deal of trouble 

uerally Shoot at night— in tracking the game in 
the morning, when, to my disgust, 1 used to find very 
deer or pig half eaten up by jaekalls. So the 
■ wu aside for some years as useless, and I 
i myself with my 14 bore muzzle-loading shot- 
Which I lulled a vast quanity of game, for I 
found that it did more execution. After a time 1 gut 
made to order a [2 bore rifle breachloader. with the En- 
lield twist and poliy-groved. so that I could use round 
al bullets with it and the common No. 13 paper 
. for 1 gave my 14 bore away, and went 
with the fashion and purchased a No. 12 bore breech- 
loading shot-gun, so that one cartridge should fit, both. 
lie i . .ideal bullet with the above rifle 1 found it 
n iserable bullet ever invented for sporting pur- 
or I could not bring down deer or pigs with it 
dead, but had invariably to hunt for them in the morning. 
If I managed to hit. for the bullet was just as apt to go 
too high as not. So 1 tried the round ball. After alter- 
ing the front sight I found that I could shoot pretty cor- 
rectly up to 100 yards with it, and from 50 to 75 yards it 
was 'lead shooting, and I was contented. It then struck 
me t,o try my Enfield, and after making a breechloader 
efitl found" that! could kill crowsaud kites With it, just as 
,-ith the old Kentucky rifles, and it was a splen- 
,i reapon for deer shooting, for I now managed to 
kill dead with it. which 1 had failed to do before. Hear- 
ing of the great killing powers and correct shooting of the 
die, 1 thought of getting one of the largest, bore 
, made, and on-casting about to find out who was 
l.ei I Express rifles I came across the book by 
Forsyth. " The Sporting Rifle and Its Projectile," which I 
BtO&ce read with great relish, and I at mice made Up my 
ret a ride on his spherical system ; but on speak- 
ing to some of my friends on the subject, they advised 
me not to have anyl long to do with a spherical ball rifle, 
as it was too old fashioned, and that the Express rifle did 
its work much bettor: but on being shown an Express 
rifle, and seeing the bullet. I bad my doubts as to its kill- 

a tiger rifle, 

The powder used ■ 
una. I, therefore, t 

I then hail a new front sight rnadoabout 
,1: of an inch higher than the old fly. 1 then 
found that it shot quite truly, and hit everything I aimed 
at fairly belund the shoulder, but 1 found that it seldom 
I , ,, , i, ad, Deer would go off with the bullet and pigs 
would lake no noticoof it. It was a complete failure, as 
I expected. The rifle was one made by Turner, GUO bore, 

Curtis & Harvey's 
'■"' ''"' riflf) I'er- 

. . alio oo not, intend 1 i , , •, 

you come to consider, it is nothing more than an Express 
for spherical bullets. If shoots just as far as an ordinary 
Express rifle at point black ranges, and a round ball does 
its work much better. The Express rifle is a, very pretty 
plaything, and that, is all the praise I can give it On 
reading overthe Asian (the new sporting paper just come 
out) I find that sportsmen even fail to kill tigers with 
one shot with their far-famed pet Express rides unless 
they hit, them in the eye or else in .some such unlikely 

place, by a fluke, but generally murder them inch by inch 
after half nVlozon shots. If you call that sport I do not. 
II any of your American gunmakers would take the risk. 

tnd i'. a e some of the Forsyth Spherical Express rifles at 
di i , ,i price. I guarantee "that when the hunters and 
sportsmen have found out its powers tneywttl, one and 
all. lake to it. The ball can be made as small as the 
shooter likes, from t he size of a pea to ten or eight to the 
pound, and they will all give satisfaction with a, point 
blank range of '350 yards, without any elevation whaever 
to the gun ; but if the gunmakers put" more twist, than the 
rules laid down, they will spoil the rifle as a hunting 
■ i; ii. Try and agitate the matter for the good of 

•e n ,i. ; ii, aa -he has the best marksmen in theworldl 
do not 806 Why they should not have the best hunting 
rifle as well, and wipe old England's eye for her.— 


N. R. A. Rules.— The following shows *the exact 
Changes which were made in the rules of the N. R. A., at 
the last, meeting of the directors. They relate principally 
to military rifle, and are attempts on the part of the 
-el to curry favor with the Regular Army officers. 
General Upton, who is an excellent authority on tactics. 
but ma particularly quoted on marksmanship, had written 
a letter giving it as his opinion that; muzzle-rests should 
he allowed to soldiers on the range. Taking this asa cue, 
the following is now the reading of the Rules on thepoints 
mentioned : — 

Rifles. — Military rides, weight (without bayonet) not to 
exceed 911®. 4 oz.; stock sufficiently strong for military 
purposes, and such as to admit the use of a sling ; uiini- 
mum pull of trigger, six pounds ; sight tube of bona-fide 
military pattern, to be attached to the hu'rnl, the front 
sight to be immovable, the rear sight maybe, used as a 
wind-guage, by the sliding bar or the leaf being used lat- 
erally, either by sliding or by a screw-, or by any similar 
device sufficiently substantial for military purposes. 
Sights may be colored in any manner. No hair or sit 
ill be allowed. No fixed or artificial rests will 
be allowed, except when expressly permitted by the terms 
of a match. 

Shooting, — 1. Competitors must be present at the firing 
points punctually at the time stated on their tickets, or 
forfeit their right to shoot. 2. After a competitor has 
joined a squad, he shall uot quit, it until he has completed 
tiring, or retired. 3. No two competitors shall shoot in 

in- , -a with the same ri lie ,' except in matches entered 

for" on the ground and at bull's-eye targets), nor shall a 
v change his rifle during a competition, unless 
bis tirst rille has become unavailable through an accident, 
which must be verified by the officer in charge of his 
firing p. lint. 

Position. — In all matches restricted to military rifles at 
400 yards, the position shall bo kneeling ; at distances 
over 400 yards, any position may be taken, unless other- 
wise prescribed by the terms of' the match ; competitors 
using military rifles at a distance over 800 yards, may be 

permitted to 'use anv hona-fide. extemporized muzzle rest, 
,-u.h as a knapsack, rolled blanket, or overcoat, including 
any previously prepared device, when permitted by the 
terms of a match. Rounds— 7 in all matches, except 
when otherwise stated. 

No match will be commenced without, at least, ten 
competitors. Competitors retiring from a match forfeit 
all claims therein. 


N. Y. State Rifles. — The General Inspector of rifle 
, ii, ■ uthorizes the following alterations in the sights 
of the Remington rifle in use by the National Guard of the 

They must in all cases be made by a competent gun- 
smith to be selected by the regimental or (in the case of 
separate companies! of the division inspector of rifle prac- 
tice, and must conform to the guagessentto the various 
inspectors. No alterations should be allowed in the fore- 
sight of any rifle ex.-,. pi those assigned to skilled shots, 
who will be careful to preserve them from injury, 

I. The foresight may be narrowed so as to conform to 
the guage. careT being taken not to reduce the height. 

II. The nick or V in the rear sight maybe out deeper 
(if deemed necessary) so as to conform to the foresight. 

III. The rear sight may be converted into a wind guage 
either by arranging the leaf to move laterally by a screw 
or by arranging tin- bar to slide sidowiso as in the new 
.sight of the'springlield rifle. 

IV . in converting the steps of the rear sight into an in- 
cline plane, they may be roughened so as to prevent the 
sight from slipping down. 

New- York — Rochester, Am). 7. — Nine teams entered for 
the Seventh Division Prize 'on the range here to-dtiv. 

,i In. wind, and atmosphere were in the marskmen's 
favor, but the shooting was poor. The conch' lions were : 

in i eds, military rifles, State model, any ammu- 

nition, live rounds per man each range, teams to consist, 
of five men each. There was really but two teams in the 
match. The Binghainpton team, at the mid ra 1 1] 
ily increased their lead — 7 at 200 yards— until al the close 
17 more was added . an< I they won the match with 24 points 
to spare. Co. H of the 54th Begt., Rochester, was second 
with 108 points :— 


200 yards. 500 yards. Total. 

J. Larned 21 23 « 

C.VauOrdeu 88 19 42 

D. Ilet-en 18 21 32 

M. 1). Hinds 18 M 89 

0. A. Jlorris l'J It' do-192 

UHett, A. F. August 13.— fn the rifle match to-day, the 
Ogdensburg- team made a score of 1186, and Li 
Ives, of Ogdensburg made fifteen bull's-eyes at 800 

—There is some talk of a big long-range tournament to 
follow the fall meeting at, Creedmoor. 

Termont— West Milton.— there will be a grand rifle 
tournament at Willow Bay House range, West Milton, 
\'t., Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 3d and 4th. 1879, 
under the auspices of the Burlington Ride Club. The fol- 
lowing prizes will be contested for : First day, match No. 

I, $75 in four prizes, 200 yards, position standing ; match 
No. 2, in four prizes, $50, 1,000 yards, position any. with- 
out artificial rest. Second day: purse $100, open to teams 
of eight from any club in the United States, distance MOO. 
»00, and 1,000 yards, fifteen shots at each range, position 
any, without artificial rest. Rules of the National Ride 
Association to govern the match. The celebrated long- 
range riflemen from Walnut Hill are expected to contest 
for the prizes. 

Hopkinton, Aug. 10.— The rifle club had a match at 
their range to-day, the sun was slightly clouded and there 
was but, little wind. Some excellent' scores were made, 
Mr. P. W. Smith leading the list with a complete score of 
75. Hie conditions were fifteen rounds at 500 yards : — 

I'.W. Smith 75 10. A. Frost Ii" 

N. Jewell ;.; i. ■■.v. ki ...-. ■ ;■;■• 

O. V, White till ; Oliver II. Smith 52 

S.W.Olaffin W 

MASSA0HU8BTTS— Boston, Aug. 13.— Walnut Hill Range. 
Summary : — 

BOO yards, SOU yards. 1,000 yards. Total. 
W. H. Jackson 75 67 r*5 317 

J.S.Sumner 72 78 70 215 

.T.P.Brown 73 08 74 214 

II. L. bee in 68 70 20a 

W. M.Wurd DC 71 0+ 201 

W.Howard 71 64 63 197 

J-NicholS 60 56 57 173 

Alia. 16. — To-day proved an inauspicious one. A con- 
tinual rain prevailed, and the light was the poorest en- 
countered during the season. However, Mr. Guerrier 
headed all comers with a splendid \i:i, out of a possible 85, 
beating the score of Mr. John, who won tho Spirit of the 
Time's badge at Creedmoor on 33, which was considered 
a line achievement. The following summary indicates 
the best in the Silver-ware Match, off-hand, 200 yards, 
seven rounds : — 

W. E. Guerrier. 4 5 4 5 5 5 5— S3 I K. Page 4 4 4 4 4 5 5-HO 

K. Whiftier 4 5 5 i 5 i .5—33 A. B. Archer. . . . 4 f. 4 4 4 5 4-30 

J. II. Williams. .544454 5-32 1 3. Borden 444464 5— 21) 

Boston, August li.— To-day the friendly rifle match. 

postponed fir 

last o 

•eek, between teams 

of eigh 


from Compai 


1J iRo 

xbury City Guard), F 

irst Reg 


M.V. M., am 



ay I., First Artillery, 

FT. S. A 

, was 

decided at Fo 


ndence, Boston Harbor. The 


was arranged 


eeks since, and has e 

xcited ( 


erable interest, it 

i this 

vicinity as, in a mea. 

sure, affi 


a means for t 

isting th 

3 comparative merits 

Of the • 


lars " anil ou 
weapon. Th 




f the so 


at each dista 

prone posit ioi 
rille; for the 


,i the 100 yard rang 

-n. The 


niary : — 

- ARD 

SOOyards. 300 yards. toOyrrds. 



.. 19 21 



17 16 



Rockwell . ,, 

ii; 18 




IB 18 



16 13 




17 18 




11 12 




H 5 



Grand total.... 

, , . 3SI3 


200 yards. 300 yards, 400 yards. 



IS 16 



16 Jl 




19 15 



Idve unit N.... 

11 lit 




15 11 



, , 

17 8 




11 9 




13 13 



Grand total 334 

Boston, Aug. 10. — The regular monthly prize shoot at 
Mammoth Rille ( lallery is progressing finely. The follow- 
ing is the standing of the several competitors to date : — 

E. WlriUier 6 5 n 5 5 o 4 5—39 

TT.A.I'ollurd 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5—38 

II. A. ViekenriK 5 6 5 4 & 4 5 5-38 

Wm. 11. Hurrisbu -- 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 5-38 

George Eatea * | 4 5 6 5 5 5—87 

I .'".Toll I 

.. M.Su 


,, 5 4 4 4 5 5 5-37 

,5 5 G a i .5 I 4-37 

..5414455 $-M 

...5544445 5-36 

.444454 5 H-X, 

. . 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 5—35 

...4454446 5-35 

. . , 5 i 4 5 4 4 4 6—35 

4 4 4 4 5 5 5 4-35 

A. S. I, . . 
F. M. Cady. ... 

B. S. Burastea'd 
Geo. W.Morse 
H. A. Hoplunst 
(thus. Tapper. . 
0. W. Clapp.... 

—Last Saturday the workmen of the Armory, at Spring- 
field, presented the Armory Rille Club with a beautiful 
silver cup as a slight token of their appreciation of 
the honors the boys have been Winning tor the 
Armory. It is gold-lined, adorned with a prairie hnnt- 
ing-sce'ue, and forms a very pleasing ornament to the 
club-room. Mr. F. H. M. Brooks, made the presentation 
speech in behalf of the workmen, and Captain Hale re- 
sponded for the (earn. 

Medford, August 18.— The Medford Rifle Association 
held it's n gular meeting at Bellcvue range this afternoon 
before many spectators. The weather conditions were 

la'.-iH-.ihle, ,,',,-, p. nig a strong wind. There were 54 en- 
. Rule match. 200 yards ; rounds, ten ; 
off-hand open to all : — 

B Snwver 6 14 4 4 4 5 5 5 5-45 

H.H.D. Cashing 5 4 4 5 4 5 4 5 4 5—45 

F Hoilis 4 4 5 4 4 4 5 5 6 4-44 

H.S Harris 4 4 5 5 4 4 5 4 5 4—41 

: V -, ,V a. 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 5 4 4—1!! 

E Bennett 4 4 i 1 4 4 5 4 t 4 — ti 

A. J. Greene 5 4 4354445 3-41 • 

D N.Howard 3 4 4 4 5 4 5 5 4 3—41 

K. K. Garden 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4: :, Hi 

Medford, Aug. 15.— The fiaymond Sportsman's Club 
held their regular meeting at Bellevue range, MeiKord, 
to-day, which was largely" attended by the devotees of 
ylass'baUs and the rifle. The spectators were very nume- 
rous. The day was very warm and the fight too bright 
for good results. Mr. D. Kirkwood. the well-known gun 
maker and capital shot, made the elegant score of 48 out 
of the possible 50, which places him at once in the front 
rank of our best off-hand shote. His two re-entries were 



also a fine showing. 45 each. The following is the re- 
sult :— 

D.Kirkwood .<,,:,:. i t- 

E.6ettr3... '■ ■■ ' 1 

.T. B. BenneM i 4 i t : t I '• 1 I i" 

(Ba-ontry) i ■"> 14 4 4*133 :i'-' 

H. M..v 6 :i ;i I ••! 5 I :i I :: 36 

J.F.Cross ■ 5 4 4 4 :.' :i :i :i a ■)', 

In the glass-bull trial splendid results were obtained. 
Mr. Johnson carried off t Ii. • honors Of the day with a cap- 
ital 'J'j out of tho 30. The conditions were 10 shots each 
from single, double, and rotary traps :— 

Single. Double. Kotary. Total. 

L. E. Johnson i» » io 29 

(1. B. Blancbord Ml Hi 8 • 28 

T. il. Raymond « Id 1 -•"> 

J.R.Toele fl 9 5 23 

C. Dearborn 1 « 22 

T. W. B. Morris I 5 15 


hout— Collmsville, August 13.- Ganton Bod and 
Gun Club. Riverside range, practice tueeti.ugal 800 yards 
Off-hand : — 

Mass. Cred. I Muss, i'i. . 

Hfpori '.'.> 43 Lewis 87 40 

ittubeusteiu HC 40 I 

— At the Eagle, on which only members in good stand- 
ing are allowed to shoot, Captain Yuengling knocked 
down with bisfirsi shot the middle crown, entitling him 
to the first prize. The distribution of prizes took place in 
the evening- of the- 3d or la~t day. The following is the 
results— Ring Target, possible 75 :— 
Wm.Klelu, Uob. Faber mid Wm., eacb 

E. Holt/.ii. an. I.. Vog© 1 I). Muler, ffm, ETaves, Newark : w. II. 
Johnson, each . . ........ .......... .. '■'. 

.'\.>w iVritait'i.Vm'i r. M 'iitm'uim 'each. 1 . . . '. '. '. Iw 

R. S|.,t/. in. 1 J.B.QTOhmann, .ad, _ ; . m 

Brooklyn, each' ..... '63 

Man target ; possible sixty lines :— 

M. a. Basel 88 

H. Oohl 56 

R. I'm I., -r.iii.i Thos. Hn.ii.Iway, eaoli 55 

.. n, II.. 1... ken; (I. K. 1 .lhir.l, \>« Itru.ih 

lninly.Fitt.~tou, ami W. \V. Johnson, Nowiirk ....!.. :■: 

F.'Uriiis a! 

L.Yo-ol. Phil. Klein, L. Pooler, and I). Millur each 52 

E. Holtzroann, Caption A. Krnnscli ami P. oneh :M 

Captain Kiinrsimm, Bridgeport, and Q. Joiner, Now Fork, each 50 

line whole affair was a splendid success, but the corps 
are not satisfied and have already made preparations for 
another one to be held in a few weeks in some rural dis- 
trict, on which occasion a most beautiful meerschaum 
pipe presented by the Forest and Stream and Rod and 
Gun will be shot for. 

Miss P. ilntm.ui. 
" I Leihhck 
" i:. Si, me 
' N. Lottlor 

Mrs. II, riv 
.Miss lYonell.... 
Mrs. Sheuds. .. 
Mrs. lint/lcr 
.Miss I,, [.oilier 
" A. Miuison. 



arranged with the Weath 

in throng 

.and as I 
red In ih. 

iel, afte 

last Saturday, fort! 

ness gold medal, 

wind was turned 

judgment was requi 

Ling the unsteady i 

more or loss force, tl 


Laird, and the Sand' 

latter's ready acquai 

very good 7:'!. which 

yards. Tin- Col 

:.,. for a good terminal strinj 

owls. 'winding up will, 71 Ml, 

hard worked foragainsl a trea 
1)00 yards, after cmintemipted 
for four or live rounds, the unt 
swamp streamer to its pole de 
making wide leu o'clock '■ mags," foil 
for each. The firing was then slop: 
release the caught pennant, when it 
| and gave the correct "tip" f. 
bite signals to the. 
Doctor at this stage had nearly 
ii tallying 71. On op 

9 8 H III ll-Hl 

in i; n io 10-53 

n ii a 7-20 

ii it '• i- 

II 8 10 in II 50 

il 12 i: II ll 55 

ii II la II T 45 

s in il II 5—38 

.. fl II II 10 10 51 

ii 11 in - 6-41 

r: r: n ii 8-61 

nubia Rifle Association 
u for a good, gray day 
•kly shoot for fhimark- 

mie oversight to., mm h 

three contestants in tack- 


:k wind that prevailed, 
it the afternoon. Illness and 
way but Col. Burnside, Mi. 
a! champion, Dr. Scott. The 
.iih the wind helped hjmtoa 

distinguishing feature ai 800 
a few passing " centres,'" got 
ing Of half a dozen " white 

. his credit. Laird's 70 was 

; had bee 
I all bhr© 



New Jersey.—. Brmton, Aug, 12 ih.— Ballard match; 
fifth competition ; 14 entries, the following being the best 
score : — 
E. M. Squior. .545 5 i 4 5 4 5 5— 46 .1. M. Dart, ...554 5 5 5 i i i 4~ 1-4 

E. E. Lewis.. .6 4 5 4 5 5 4 4 6 4—45 | G. Hauco 4 4444343 5 4— 39 

August 16th. Sharp's match for military rifles : twelfth 

competition ; rifle won by Dr. M. M. Maltby, Dr. J. M, 
Dart leading all competitors, but having- previously won 
a rifle, scored one coinpetion for final prize ; 23 entries, 
the following being the highest scores :— 

Dr. J. M. Dart .554444544 4-43 

Dr. M. M. Maltbv 5 5 4 5 5 5 4 3 3 4—43 

C. A. Houston 4 4544444 3 4—40 

F. Alder 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 5—4(1 

D.P.Davids 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 4—40 

F.J.Donaldson 5 1 4 5 4 3 3 3 4 4—39 

J. H. Denmun 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 3 4 4— 3S 

W.ARobinson ..3 33533544 4—37 

Pennsylvania.— The Nay-Aug Rifle Association of 
Scranton, Pa., announce the following list of prizes : 1. 
Match for State Championship, open only to N. G., Perm., 
200 and 500 yards, State arm, seven rounds, three compe- 
titions, for a gold, silver, and bronze medal. Aug. 14th, 
Sept. 18th, and Oct. 16th ; 2. Match teams of twelve from 
any company N. G., Penn., 200 and 500 yards, seven 
rounds, Thursday, Sept. 25th. 3. All-comers Match, any 
rifle, 500 yards, ten rounds; prize, Sharps military rifle, 
officer's model, Thursday', Sept. 4th. Long range and 
sporting rifles will be handicapped five points : special mil- 
itary rifles, three points ; winners of first prizes in any 
monthly competition, two points. 4. Season Badge, the 
Nay-Aug Rifle Association Season Badge (gold), to be shot 
for weekly (Fridays., by the members of the association 
only, and to be awarded finally to the member winning it 
the' greatest number of times during the season, and shot 
for under the rules of the National Rifle Association, on the 
following conditions : distances, 200 and 500 yards ; five 
rounds at each ; all rifles other than military to be handi- 
capped five points ; no coaching allowed, and no two 
men to use the same piece; match open at 3 p.m., and 
close at sunset. 

Virginia — ■ Rawley Spri ngs. — The remarkable fine 
shooting done by the lady visitors at this place within the 
past ten days, induces me to send you a brief account of 
a match held on the 29th ult. A' very pretty one hun- 
dred yards range is used, shooting from the" handsome 
pavilion, which has been erected over the main fountain, 
into the side of the mountain. One month ago only a 
few of the ladies could be induced to shoot, but they 
have gradually taken it up, until the two clubs now 
number about thirty-five, and I am quite sure rival in 
their enthusiasm the members of Empire or New York 
rifle clubs. Meeting, as they do, every day in these 
friendly competitions, has created a proper spirit of rivalry 
and made rifle si iool i ng decid- 'd! v the pi r .=t popular amuse- 
ment. The handsome gold badge of Schiietzen Konig of 
this State is worn by the lady making the besl score 
day, so that it is an easy matter to disthrgush the -Ikihl 
pion from the other contestants. Conditio 
distance, 100 yards : rifle, Ballard. 32 Calibre 
shots, five ; target, Mass, reduced to 100 
counting 12 and 11 ;— 


10 HI 

l'J 53 

9 53 

| !l 

3 of match, 
number of 


s Powers 

Ella Giitiuan.. 


s. Walter 


a Heldloberg-er 

H. Qutman.... 



I, Sui'tflmov 

Alfr ,.,,,] 

Miss Berry 

10 10 



12 11 



.... in la 


... 11 11 



11 M 



-.11 1 


... 11 



.. s 11 



...19 11 



<l SI 



... S 11 




shot fo 

3hot, ( 

id. lit that Col. Ihuiisi.l 
it tickled the hull's iris, 

center of the target, and bo 
every bang of the small bo 
a lull in the breeze before sit 
Of a good score, if 
an unlucky chang 
on the fourteenth 
winding up with a 

igat 1.0(10 yards it be- business, shot 

I it was verv comfort- 
larsh, the broad white disc 
I almost in the geometrical 
.bing back into shelter after 
e. A dull, cloudy light, and 
-down gave cheerful promise 
t one. at this king range, but 

ii the light, due to a feeble sunburst. 

and spoiled the -chance, and although 
' 11. Col. Bi 

only 74 scored for him. and a total of '.'10. Laird came 
next with 69, tying with the doctor on the aggregate of 
209. The detailed scores are as follows : — 



..5 5 4 15 4 5 5 4 5 5 
,.S 6 5 5 5 .'! 4 5 5 5 5 
..5 555555 5 555 


..0 3 


4 5 5 5 5 5 8 5 5 

5 5 5 3 4 5 5 5 5 
5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 5 

5 5 5 5—71 / 

5 4 5 5—71 -21. i 
5 6 4 5-74 

4 5 5 5-731 

5 4 5 5-71 >2( 
5 5 5 3-115 

natch was shot last week 
Club and the a team from 
.ills. Match for two silver 
■ best individual 
yards, off-hand, 
team badge, and 
r beai individual 

2 4 4 2 4 2 4 4-33 

4 5 4 2 4 4 2 4-35 

5 3 5 4 4 3 3 3—39 
5 4 3 2 3 3 3 4—33 
4 4 3 2 2 3 3-27 
ll i 13 3 4 4—26 
4 2 3 4 3 2 2 4—87 

3 2 5 2 5 3 2 4-31 
3 4 2 3 3 4 2—24 

Illinois — Belleville. — A 
between the St. Clair Kill 
Companv A, Belleville Gt 
hndges. one for best team and 
score. Springfield M. rifle, dists 
standing. St. Clair Ritle Club wins 
Krebs of the Guards wins the badg 

company a, 

Weber 4 3 

Heiding:er 3 3 

Krelis 1 5 

Betes 3 8 

Selntessler 4 3 

Uuppel 2 2 

Rethmanu 3 

Kaun 3 2 

Andel 3 

Grand total 275 


Knel.eHiump 3 2 4 2 4 2 

Deidesheimer 3 3 3 4 2 

Knispel - - 2 3 3 4 4 4 

Hilgjuri ...S 4 2 4 

3 3 3 

...33343 4 4 
..4443433 . 

2 4 4-30 

3 4 2-26 
3 4—29 
3 4 3-2C 

3 5 3-30 

4 4 3-34 
2 3 4-33 

3 4-36 

Reus8 . . 

Crosby — 
Cajnfiold . 

Grand total - 282 


Gardner, August 13.— The following are the scores of 
the rifle club at Hackmatack range to-day, shooting two 
scores of ten shots each, distance 200 yard's, off-hand, ring- 
target :— 

It. C. H. O. Totals. 

&. F. Ellsworth 81 46 711 44 170 90 

A. E. Hobbius 77 43 83 45 160 88 

I. N. TJ ' 

i. 'In. 

r II 

H. C. K 

a. r. Pr-.iti 

3. HiUircth 

. 78 41. 

.71 44 is 

. . 65 43 




Personal,— Captain W. H. Jackson, of Boston, re 
turned from Canada on the evening before making the big 
score noted in our rifle columns. He reports a splendid 
time hi the Canadas, with plenty of big trout lauded be- 
side the streams he visited. 

Dittmab Powdek.— All orders for Dittmar Powder ad- 
vertised in our columns should be addressed to the Ditt- 
mar Powder Manufacturing Company, 24 Park Place, 
New York City. The works are located at three differ- 
ent points in various States, and communications to the 
factories unattended to, will receive a prompt response 
when addressed as above. [„4.df'. Carl Dittmak. 

— The northeast Georgia Fair and Stock Association, of 
which W. P. Dealing, Athens, Ga., is Superintendent, 
will hold its exhibition at Athens, beginning i >d 7. 

—J. Palmer, O'Neil & Co. Of Titi-lung, Fa., publish an 
illustrated catalogue of sportsmen's goods. 

fawfu §nq nt(d 0«//. 

*Woodcock, PhWihcla minor. 


Black-bellied plover, ox-eye, 

bird. Trlnga 

.Si/miMrfifa heivettea. 

rudwii. or inar- 

10. r.: ,. lover. ./.';...', /,s «„ii><C 


WUlCt, V-. •.;■,„ 


Slili, or len--i.:m!e.. //■.,, ,' - 

Tattler, Tulan 

'. HDVK. 


Totamts lliu ./.,:•.•. 

piper, e 
etc, oo 

over, sand 

s,ai a, 

.Is. Many 
er Any 15. 

il i. ■,-'„, el.- 

irewith : - 

Stales Finnnied Rufl'cdflri.iise 




AliuK.H.'l'ebi — 
.|Aug 1 to Feb 1| " 

... i I i 

an 1 Ju!\ 
IT ll.lul'v 

llllll \ll.L' 
111 1 ' '|''m'i 

Ml.. .hill 
tie N.o 

First Enulisii Sniimc. — Mr. M. Englert, provision deal- 
er. 36 I lelancey street, city, while giving his dogs a run 
on Monday last, at Springfield, L. I., struck an English 
snipe, which is rather early for the season. Weacknowl- 
i-dge receipt, of the bird, with thanks for the juicy com- 

INdiaN Camp Axes. — An ax and a box of matches are 
perhaps the two most indispensable articles to a woods- 
main, and should be the requisites of every sportsman who 
goes into camp. Next to the possession of tho ax, isihe 
knowledge of using it properly and, of course, carefully. 
Accidents from carelessness in handling axes are perhaps: 
even more frequent than those from handling guns. We 
need not explain how (hey result : but any one will read- 
ily perceive that a sharp tool carried haphazard through 
tangled brush, or left knocking around the cam], wood- 
pile, or tossed into a boat or wagon, is not a thing Io 
contemplate with serenity or comfort. Mpsi woodsmen 
use a leathern case or sheath to protect the blade, when 
the ax is not in actual use. Tho Indian Camp Axes, to 
which our title refers, are not only good tools, but they 
are supplied with capital protection, and are very handy 
to have around. They are manufactured by A. S. Crosby 
& Co.. of Waterville, Maine, whose advertisement will lie 
found in our columns. 

— We need not go back to the time of Deerslayer for hair 
breadth escapes from catamounts and other varmints. A 
man who was walking through a growth of underbrush 
in Berks County, P., the other day, was attai I.' I 
wild oat which sprung from a. boulder, striking him upon 
the shoultler. Shaken oft", it made a second attack, when 
the man succeeded in shooting it. It was a female and 
weighed sixteen pouuda. 

MORE Migratory Quail.— The Monroe County Sports- 
men's Association, of Rochester, N. Y. are to import one 
hundred dollars worth of migratory quail, to he liberated 
in Monroe County. 

Mihkatory Quail — Lakeville, Conn., August 4. — Our 
migratory quail returned in considerable numbers ami 
have been breeding here. The prospects for rulled 
grouse shooting are fair unless the wood liclc kills them 
off again as last year; and woodcock seem to he quite 
plenty-, but whether they will be Oct. 1st or uot remains 
to be seen. None have been killed in our town, at least, so 
far. I had the misfortune to loose rny setter dog- Duke 
last week by being run over by the cars. W. H. W. 

Seneca Gun Club — Seneca Falls, N. Y., Aug. 14.— 

At the annual meeting of the Seneca (dun Chili held Aug. 
6th, Mr. Horace Silsby was re-elected President by accla- 
mation, whereupon Mr. Silsby arose, and after thanking 
the club for this and past honors, begged to decline t Im- 
position, thinking it more advantageous for the club o i 
elect, a president whose business did not require such pro- 
longed absence from town. The following officers w. re 
then unanimously elected : Jas. F. Laurence, "President ; 
Bfoag, Treasurer : 
Committee : riou- 

op. B. V. Burton, 

ward for each au.L 

■ game laws. 

.August 14.— Bay 
;. Winter yellpW 
vs. brownies, etc.. 
ies. Recentlyo'Ou 

W. W.'J. 

Hampton, August lBfh. — Flight birds are Coming in 
quantities owing to still' easterly winds and storms. 

La rge 1 iags are being made. The fol lowing was cOj ed 

while resting neath a hay rack : 

" What more lovely sport can be 
Than stbollnjrfor bh-dsirom out 01 the i 

And liiioekiim- them, too, with a premium xun, 
Mll.le lie W. .V I .'. Scott A- Son T 

W. W. Johnson. 
CojnsECTii't --T_ Pom/ret Ceutre, Aug. 18th.— The pros 
pect for quail is promising, but ruffed grouse and wood 
cock are nearly cxtermiu;: ! e.i E. A, 

Wm. Parrish. Vice-President ; Miltor 
0. H. Williams, Secretary : Executive 
ace Silsby. Henry Siowell, B. P. Lath 
and J. B. Conrad. The club off. i- a p. 
every conviction of offenders againsl tl 


• If: 


-Hampton Ma 

birds i 

ire n 


3ou1 ii in larg. 

legs, 1 

plover, jack- i. 

are be 

birds 1 

eft 1 

iston markets. 

New Yoke — JSi 
Woodcock have a 

they are plenty al 
ters of the rtrei 

'///, Aug. i ;i 
: rains, but I hear 
at the headquar- 

Tarryloieu. Awgugl Hit, 1879.— I went out on the morn- 
ing of the first ; the woodcock were massed in fche 
wet swamps and 1 put up ten birds in one place, with very 
bud' luck in tho matter of killing them, partly i 



quenc* of the close cover and partly my very bad shoot- 
ing. I w.i ■ i ■ '1 by Oscar Purdy of Tarry town 
with his clog, and 1 had Mr." Raymond's bitch, Sukie, who 
behaved splendidly. The swamps Were fullof sportsmen. 
out although there was a constant fusilade few birds came 
to bag. 

I desire to acknowledge politeness from a stranger. I 
had as I supposed knocked over a bird and had sent Sukie 
into cover to find dead, when the bird got up and flow in- 
to the face of a gentleman breakfasting under a chestnut 

tree. He knocked the cock over handsomely and then 
called to me tosend the dog who found him in the retrieve. 
Sukie did the work well and the bird went to the stranger's 
bag. He was frank and polite and I raised no question of 
property : but there is a nice point in it. R. S. 

QSto— Youngstovm, August 18.— Woodcock shooting is 
about over here for the present, as the birds have deserted 
their former favorite grounds for t he more secure quar- 
ters to be found amidst the tall corn of the rich bottom 
lands ; there to fatten, feast, and feather. The Mahomngs 
and the OhiOS are the only clubs of this city that were 
courageous enough to undertake a trip to the unknown 
wilds bordering on Chautauqua Lake. Buckeye Boy. 

NEVADA— Reno, August 15.— Game in this region is 
abundant. Meadow shooting for .snipe opened on the 1st 
of this month, and some fair bags have been made. We 
are looking forward to the fall flight of ducks and geese, 
which alwavs affords lots ,»f fun. The shooting lasts all 
the winter, and the guns are always to be heard on the 
Truckee meadow. Brant, swan, curlew, doves, sage 
hens, quail, jack rabbits, cottontails, mountain grouse, 
deer, etc.. make up a rarely excelled variety of game. 
And with all this the fishing is superb. Hach. 

Tut" Florida MOSQUITO.— Tiflisville, Brevard Co.. Fid., 
AltffUSt 2d.— The moaqurboee are so bad in Florida that 

ical Indii 

even thi 

interposes a moBquito or 

attacks, but then untutor 

heights of material pro 

appliances. T h eir res 

which is ' 

in the daytime they m 

almost asphixiated at the 

night they erect a scafl'ol 

feet from the ground. 

and build an immense "smudge 

volumes of smoke roll up and env 

shades in which no mosquito can 

smoke the hum of the innumerable 

mighty wind sweeping througl 



d them. Civilizati _ 
d-fly bar to stay their 
have not reached such 
IS provided " ifh such 
im smouldering wood, 
■iround this "smudge" 
keep away the pest, 

themselves. For the 
d on four posts a few 
-spread their blankets 
■ i . . t, 1 1 , . The black 
dope them in plutonic 

live. Outside of the 
millions sounds like a 
■Id of tall wheat or 

rye! The poor dogs run howling about and rush at last 
to the water and lie down up to their noses, Oftentimes 
the mosquitoes fall into the fire m such numbers as to ex- 
tinguish it. 1 have seen the so-called blmd mosquitoes 
washed up on the shore in layers four inches deep. They 
rise up before yon like a wall, in the marshes Let a 
hunter be but lost or disabled without a musquito bar and 
no way of making a fire in the marshes or the woods dur- 
ing a Bight and his fate would be sealed. If not dead, he 
would be a raving maniac by morning. They are worst 
during the fall of the moon and during ramy weather. 
There are half a dozen kinds of the insect in Florida ; one 
variety that I have seen, the " gajlinipper." measures 
three- fourths of an inch. On my expeditions when locat- 
ing railroad lines, upon moving our camp to a new loca- 
tion we always burn over all the surrounding country 
for several miles. In this way we manage to destroy most 
of them and new-comers find no congenial cover. I won- 
der if mosquito netting was discovered at the time the 
old Spaniards occupied this country? the settlers art at 
table with a brazier of smoking brands at either end and 
one under the table, and thus partake ot their meals. Old 
rags or leather is substituted for wood white the supply 
laste, the smoke being more pungent. Out in the hen- 
coop the poor fowl are stamping all night in the vain en- 
deavor to keep the mosquitoes from their legs and feet. 
When I fake an observation through the transit they set- 
tle on my face and hands in clouds, and my note-book is 
spattered throughout with blood. Al. I. Oator. 

Our correspondent should domesticate these creatures 
and teach them to bore post holes with their bills. Prop- 
erly harnessed, a Florida mosquito might he made a most 
efficient instrument in railroad and canal construction. 

Loading a Pakker Qm.— Editor Forest and Stream .-— 
In a late issue you publish a tabular statement of trials at 
a target with a Scott gun, I use a Parker gun, than 
which I believe there is no better gun made. Everyone 
pecnis to have the right through your columns to adver- 
tis R his choice, and I claim the same privilege. The 
writer's statement for his and many other guns as to the 
best load is undoubtedly correct; and while a 10-bore 
may be proven lc AjtoJ ofhcerB, as a gen- 

era? rule to burn clean just four drachms ot powder there 

are exceptions winch bui a bi re between torn and 

five drachms of powder. The difference may be tuning m 
amount, but there is a decided difference in the pattern 
and penetration. If, therefore, your gun shoots better 
wh four and a half drachms, it shows that the chamber 
burns over four drachms ; and even if a little is not well 
consumed, use four and a half drachms instead of four. 

"Different sized wads are required for metal and paper 
shells of course, but I find two different styles of loading 
metal shells. No. 10 A as follows : four and a halt drachms 
powder, two common Eley wads, Uo. 9, one and a quarter 
oz. shot and one pink edge wad, No. 8 ; agam five drachms 
powder; one No 8 phi edge wad ; one and a quarter 
ounces shot, and one No. 8 pink edge wad. xou will 
find with No. 4 or 6 shot about the same propor- 
tionate pattern and penetration, and difficult m either 
caTe to be improved with any other load. I prefer the 
fiStasaiwayisure. When the ducks get plenty, 1 will 
report the result of tin : i l' resent 1 can only 

iudge from the target. If some i me asks you the cost of 
such a load at retail prices of ammunition, it will be about 
four cents. It pays to shoot enough powder and shot to 
hill Thirty-eight birds bagged out of thirty shots is far 
more satisfactory than twelve out of thirty, as well as 
more profitable as an investment. R. W. II. 

Oconto, Wis., August*. 

Long Dist vice Takqeks.- Boston, August 12th, 1879. 
m V™rl Fonst Aisle " -ive us some long distancetat'- 
5^ and m) u.l it . nn h ringf I think we 
would all be obliged to him. I have never seen any long 

distance targets in the "Forest," and think they would 
be very interesting to all gunners who like to "reach out" 
for their game. Let us have some long distance fellows, 
just for a change. PL'UVMBR. 

There is no person more competent to treat these sub 
jects than "Forest Aisle, - ' who has been long qualified by 
British official service, and is even now one of the fore- 
most of the Loudon Field's correspondents. — Ed. F. and 8. 

An Ebuoe in GCAOE.-Mississirri Jot-twin, August MUi. Mr. 
Editor :-In issue of Forest and Stheam August 7th, "Forest 
Aisle " Bays, one of his " companions WM armed with a can it] lb. 
10 guage, etc.," and "used 4j drs. powder ami 1{ OZ.shol ; if FOR- 
EST \nj» Stream did not make a mistake in proof-reading-, please 

:k "Forest Aisle" the length of a 16 Here shell to take above 

nount of powder and shot as well as wad". Would also like to 
know weight of the man who fired 13 drs. out. of the 7 bore, provi- 
ded " Forest Aisle" knows tvhatjieciune of the 18 drs. man. 

Geo. C. EviRcn. 

The error was on the part of the printer ; it should have 
been 10 guage. With regard to the 12 drs. of powder, £mr 
correspondent must remember that the gun weighed 1? 
pounds ; and although we should not have cared to hare 
stood behind it, as John Phenix remarked in his celebra- 
ted reply to the pistol challenge of Capt. Travis, in offer- 
ing to repeat the latter's feat of shooting an apple off a 
man's head, although a man in San Diego could not be 
found to hold the apple, perhaps one in St. Louis (or Can- 
ada) could.— Ed.] 

Indianapolis, August 12th. -Afr. Editor:— Dear Sir: In the last is- 
sue, August 7th, of your paper, one of your contributors— " Forest 
A isle." speaks of Stonehengo's new method of loading shells where- 
by the pattern and penetration is mnrveloiisly increased. I have 
n a somewhat careful reader of your paper and have failed to 
anything upon thissubject. If there la anything In it, what is 
I am nnxious to lourn ail that I can touching the efficiency of 
the breech-loading shot gun. H. G. C. 


Huntingdon, Tenn., July 15. 
Editor Forest and Stream:— 

Some weeks ago I propounded an interrogatory through 
the Forest and Stream on the subject of a " harp horn." 
Or tongued horn, stating that I had seen such in the pos- 
session of a hunter while on a camp hunt last fall. Since 
the question appeared in your columns T have been forc- 
ibly impressed with the extensive and attentive reading 
that must be devoted to the Forest and Stream, and if 
1 have not elicited the. desired information. 1 have at least 
been interested in the numerous responses that have been 
forwarded to me. I am now prepared to set tip a con- 
siderable tin shop of specimen tin horns that I have re- 
ceived, and am quite sure that I now have on hand the 
most extensive collection of manuscript on the subject of 
tin horns that can be found in America. But now, by 
way of being more specific. I would say that it was not 
the "fog horn" that I was inquiring after, nor was it any 
kind of a tin horn, but the old fashioned cow's horn, with 
the amendment of a vibrating tongue inserted in the neck 
and mouth-piece, pointed so as to go inside Jthe mouth 
instead of pressing against the lips. Ordinarily such a 
horn wotdd be considered inferior to the common blowing 
horn, but to those who cannot well blow the common 
horn if would be preferable. The one that I saw came 
from St. Louis, and gave out a piercing, shrill note, that 
could be heard for miles. But as I have seen no adver- 
tisement of such I suppose that the inventor made one 
and then died. For the information of the numerous 
manufacturers who seem to imagine a tin horn the very 
thing for a sportsman, I would say that I never knew a 
hunter to cany a tin horn ; but from time immemorial the 
cow horn has been peculiarly his instrument for calling 
in his hounds ; and so long has the noble breed of dogs 
been accustomed to its sound that intuitively they set up 
a eladBOme howl when it is heard, and no doubt feel as 
did the poet when, with a slight change, he penned the 
following beautiful lines : 

Oh ! huntsman, wind that horn again, 
For never did the listening air 
Upon the lambent bosom hear 
So soft, so wild, so sweet a strain. 
What (.hough thv notes arc Fad and few, 
By every simple huntsman blown, 
Yet is the pulse to nature true. 
And melody in every tone. 

I have not heard the above lines for more than twenty- 
five years, but think that I give them substantially cor- 
rect. L - L - H - 

Our correspondent who has had the novel experience 
related above might have saved himself from such an 
overwhelming avalanche of paper and tin had he been 
more explicit in his original inquiry. It is not strange 
that with all the information so gratuitously sent to him 
he has discovered nothing better than the old-fashioned 
cow's horn, for this instrument has a melody all its own, 
and is deservedly the one commonly adopted by followers 
of the hounds. It is usually formed by simply scraping 
and polishing a cow's horn, and sawing off the small end 
at a suitable distance ; the key depends upon the length 
of the barrel and the size of the apperture. Almost any 
boy at the South knows how to make one ; but there is a 
knack about it, as there is a knack about constructing 
violins. The virtuoso's collection of hunting horns is as 
interesting in its way as a collection of any other musical 
instruments ; especially if your host has a fund of stories 
and romances connected with the initials tut upon this 
horn and that one, and if lie is disposed to relate the stir- 
ing stories recalled by each. 

Texan steer horns are generally the best for bunting 
bugles. A North Carolina Congressman of our acquaint- 
ance, who ran down to New York during one of the in- 
termissions at Washington last winter, is very skillful in 
the construction of these instruments, and had among 

his errands here the purchase of a number of steer horns. 
We doubt if one man in a thousand met on Broadway 
would know where to direct a stranger for Texan steer 
horns. But our friend knew where to go. Down in a 
Front street cellar, dimly lighted by a flickering gas jet, 
were stacked up scores and hundreds and thousands of 
horns ; short horns, long horns, straight horns, crooked 
horns, horns smooth, horns crumpled, brown, gray, white, 
and black horns ; a spectacle ghastly enough to throw a 
timid body into convulsions for a week. The hunter 
after hunting horns was told to select half a dozen. He 
began by picking out a magnificent specimen, long, well 
tapered, symmetrical. This was. however, quickly dis- 
carded for a better one ; then the second for a third, and 
embarrassed and bewildered by the wealth of Texas be- 
fore him, he would have gone on selecting alternately and 
rejecting until this day had not desperation come to his 
rescue, when he took the first six at hand, regretfully 
cast one lingering look behind, and made his way out ; 
and we presume that the hills of North Carolina have ere 
this resounded to the merry notes of those, horns, urging 
on horse, hound and hunter to the chase. The instru- 
ment devised from the cow's horn is not always sweet 
toned. Properly prepared it becomes a means of most 
horrible discord, much affected in certain localities of 
the United States by night revellers and mob-sorenaders ; 
and it is a musical instrument high in favor with savages. 

Maine.— Bath. Ave/. 6.— The third and last of the series 
of glass ball shoots of the Sagadahoc Fish and Game Pro- 
tective Association, for the association badge ; rotary 
trap : Bogardus rules ; 18 yards rise : — 

.1. P. Bonnev 10110100011111 1-10 

S. W. Carr 0000000100110 0—3 

H.B. Fisher 001011010110010—7 

Charles Ootid 1010111010111 1—10 

A. C. Williams 00 11110110111 1-10 

L. B. Newell (1110 10 11110 10 1-9 

WllMsm Williams 1 101111001011 1-10 

Samuel Knight 11111011010 1 1—10 

C. H. Oreenleaf 00110011010100-8 

.I.A.Fisher 1 01100101010110—8 

(1 purge Minott 10 001100010000 1—5 

W. w . Brown 11 0000 000001 0—3- 

A.Q.Goud 1 11111001111 11 1—13 

James H. Malay 1 010 1111011011 1-11 

Alonzo Leighton 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1-14 

A. Leighton, badge; A. Q. Goud, second, prize. In 
second match ; 8 balls from Bogardus trap ; 8 double and 
8 from Card rotary : — A. Q. Goud scored 17, and took first 
prize; Leighton, 16, second prize; C. Goud, 14, third 
prize ; Wright and Greenleaf tied on 13, which 
off from rotary, and Knight was the winner of fourth 
prize. G. E. N. 

Maine — Topsham, August 15. — Freeport and Riverside 
Clubs at Freeport ; Card trap :— 

...11101111111111 1— It 
...010110001101 1 0- 7 
... 1 1 1 110 1111110 1-12 
... 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1-10 
10 111111110101 1—13 
.10 10 111110 110 1-10 






J. P. Merrill 





. .0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 t 
..1110111 10 1 1 1 
.110 111101101 


...0 11101011001 

1 1 1-11 

1 1 0—13 
1 1 0-10 


1 1— 11 
1 1 0-H 

Total • 109 

Ties on fourteen :— 

W. Merrill 1 111 1-5 | Bonney 1 1-2 

W. A. 8., Secretary. 

Milford. — There was a glass ball shoot on "Wilkinson's 
grounds last week. J. G. Mole rotary trap, rise of 18 
yards. Out of a possible 20, the score was as follows: — 

J. Mania 12 I C. White R 

8. Whitney 11 I K. V. Brooks fl 

C.S.Evans a ! T Wilkinson 8 

W.K. Denett 8 I L. B, Putnam 2 

New Haven 0-u.n Club — Medal Shoot : Bogardus' rules ; 
August 12th :— 
Ewisaro liiiiiimo l ii i o o 1 1 l-n 

Langden 11101111111 

11111111110 11111111 1-19 
0111111111101110110 1—18 
.1111011111101110110 1—18 
.1111110111110111111 1-19 
.1011111111111111111 1— IB 
1011110 111011111101 1—19 
1111111111101111111 1-16 
. 1 1 1 1 1 1. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1-16 
1111111111110111111 1—18 




B. Bryan... 
Inguson . . . 
flunson .... 
W. Bryan . . 
Jarry .... 
Shooing off ten, Hanson won the badge. D. C .S. 

New York,— Brooklyn, Aug. 6.— Fountain Gun Club 

match for championship ; five traps ; handicap rise : — 

W M, Haas 28 I 1 1 l 1 1 l l 1 1-lfl 

E, Piie 23 1111111011-9 

.7 T. Biane 23 1111*13 6 

G. Helmstsdt gj 11111*1 6 

H. Smith 25 111110 1 6 

&.. P.CarMn 33 1111101 6 

i; a MadisoD 25 111110 1 6 

1, lirowii 23 101111! 6 

A. Bush 83 11110 11 

, c,,i! 28 11110 11 6 

,T, ii.. Frane 23 11110 11 6 

It. Miller 23 11110 11 6 

p. Sheridan 23 11110 10 5 

Cowetihoven 23 11110 10 5 

O. A. Chat 11 2D 11110 10 5 

W. K. Hauler 21 110 10 4 

CLpmken 21 o 1 l () 1 1 

lelover 83 1 1 l I <l 

A. Hunter 21 110 110 I 

W.Cocltor 21 10 10 1 

W. Climber 21 t 1 II 3 

K. James. 21 1 1 o 2 

A Novel Match— Syracuse. N. Y„ August lith.— 
Match between F. A. (Frenchy j Johnson, the colored oars- 
man, of Boston, and L. H. Boughton, the champion one 



1 1-10 
1 1-10 


1 1-9 
1 1—10 
1 0- 8 

1— 7 

1 1-10 
1 1—10 


dr. -3 

armed shot; 50 single birds; plunge traps; 21 yards; 
New York State rules : — 
F. A. Johnson, llinililUl 1110011111110111110 

111 1 LIU 111 111 111 Ml— il. 

L. ll. Boughton. 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 * 1 1 1 +.1 1U 1 1 1 
111010111111111111 1— 44. 

The. tie at five birds ; six yards rise :— 
F. A. Johnson 1111 1— 5 I L. H. Boughton 1 1 1 1— t 

Boughton's fourth bird was hard hit, but escaped be- 
yond bounds. 

Same Day.— Sweepstakes, New York State rules ; plunge 
traps : 21 yards :— 

E. Hudson.' 1 11111 

F. A. Johnson 111111 

T. Kimber 111111 

G. Luther 1 10 111 

i 1 11111 

Ll. Lewis 1 11111 

H.Drnry t 1 1 1 1 

J. A. Niver 11110 

£. H. Boughton 1 11111 

Jas. Holloway 1 11111 

Ties at 26 yards :— 

Hudson 1 111 1—5 | Boughton 1 

Johnson 1 1 1 1 1-5 Holloway 1 

Lefever 1 1 1 1 1-5 | 

Ties at 31 yards : — 

E. Hudson 1111 1-5 | D. Lefever 1 - 

F. A. Johnson... 1 1 1 1 1-3 ] L. H. Boughton. 1 1 1 dr-3 
Hudson and Johnson again tieing, divided first money. 
Ties on nines; 26 yards rise : — 

T.Kimber 1 1 1-3 I H. Lowis. 1 1 1 1 1-5 

Geo. Luther 1 1111-51 

Messrs. Luther and Lewis divided. 

Conditions as above :— 

Ed. Crouch 10 1110 11 1—7 

H. Drury 1 11111111 1-10 

D. Lefever 1 1110 1111 1—9 

H. Gale 1 011111111-9 

Ed. Hudson 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1- 9 

F. Jaro Schmidt 1 1 1 o ♦ 1 1 1 1—7 

Geo. Luther 1 110 11111 1—8 

Mart Fellows 1 11111111 1-10 

F. A. Johnson 1 11111111 1-10 

J.A. Niver 1 011110110—7 

J. Holloway 11 11011110-8 

Ties on tens at 26 yards rise :— 

H. Drury 1 11 1-4 j F. A. Johnson.. . 1 111 1—5 

Mart Fellows ... 1 1 1 1 1—5 I 

Fellows and Johnson again tieing, divided first [money. 

Ties on nines at 26 yards rise : — 

D.Lefover 1 111 1-5 | E. Hudson 1 0dr-l 

H.Gale 1 10 1 0- 3 I G. Luther 1 111 1—1 

Ties on five at 31 yards : — 
Lefever 1 111 1—5 I Luther 1 1 1 1—4 

Sweepstakes; 31 yards : — 

E.Hudson 1 10 0-3|G.Luther 1 1110—4 

D. Lefever 1 111 1—5 Demont 1 111 1—5 

H.Drurv 111 1—4 H.Lewis 111 0-3 

K. Pretty 110 1-3 H. Gale 1 1110-4 

J. Holloway 1 111 1-5 | M. Fellows 1 1 1 0-3 

Ties on five ; 31 yards rise : — 

D. Lefever 1 1— 2 I Demont * 1 1—2 

J. Holloway 1 1-2 | 

Ties on four ; 31 yards rise : — 

Drury 1 1— 2|Gale 1 1 1—3 

Luther 1 1 1-3 | 

Ties on three birds : — 
Luther 1 1 1— 3 | Gale 1 1 0—2 

Pennsylvania.— Erie, August 15lh.— Fourth regular 
shoot for the Rahtskeller Cup, presented to the Erie Gun 
Club by Louie Schumacher ; Mole's revolving trap and 
rules to govern :— 

1111101111111 1—14 

1111111111110 0-13 
11101111011111. .13 

1001111101111 1-12 

1111011001111 1—12 

0101111101111 0—11 

1001111011101 0—10 

1010000010100 1—5 

John E. Graham 1 

O. K. Gregor 1 

T. W. Jareoki 1 

W. W.Derby 1 

Chas. Hays 1 

Jack Love 1 

Wilson 1 

Will Tracy - 

Louie Schumacher 1 withdrew. 

Mr. Schumacher withdrew on account of a very bad 
arm. Snipe. 

New Jersey.— Bergen Point, Aug. 12th.— The last of 
the series of seven matches by the Bergen Point Amateur 
Gun Club, for gold badge ; 25 glass balls ; 11 yards rise ; 
Bogardus trap and rules. The badge is now the property 
of F. G. Moore, he having won it four times : — 

Moore 1 01110011111111111111111 1—22 

Wilmerding 1 1101 11 0110 1111111 10011 1 0-19 

S. L. Davis 1 1110111101010010111 10 111—18 

Nahant Sporting Club.— Nahant, Mass., Aug. 13th. 
— Glass ball match ; handicap ; ten balls ; silver medal: — 

W. A. Jeffries, 21 yards 1 00111101 1—7 

W. L. Green, 19 yards 01110110 1— <J 

W. L. Jeffries, 20 yards ...1 01001010 1—5 

J. A. Jeffries, IS yards 01000011 0-3 

Washington, D. C, Aug. 9. — Anacostia Gun Club — 
first match at 10 glass balls :— 
Wagner.. ..1 11111111 1—10 I Scott 10 1110 1—5 

CM ran. ...Ill 11 1110 1-9| Ball 10 110 10-4 

Stumph....l 111111011—91 Beady 00001110 1—4 

Bothwell...l 10111110 1—81 

Second match, 3 birds each ; $2 entrance ; 21 yards 
rise ; Mills 22 yards ; Mayhew 25 yards ; and Wagner 
handicapped :— 

Mills 1 1 1 II Morgan 1 1 

Daw 1 1 1 OlSoott 1 1 

Wagnor 1 1 1 1 1 Mayhew 1 1 

Clark .0 1 1 | 

Mills and Wagner divided. 

Third match same as before : — 

Daw 1 1 IDowell 1 1 

Mills 1 1 1 1 Morgan 1 1 

Wagner 1 1 1 | Beady 1 110 

Fourth match same as before :— 

Clark.- 1 

Hothwell 1 

Beady 1 _. 

Dowling ....1 1 l|Shelton 

Ties shot off ; miss and out :— 

Clark 1 1 llBeady 1 1 

BothweU 1 1 1 1 Dowling 

Clark and Rothwell divided. 

August 16th. First match ; glass balls £18 yards rise ; 
rotary trap ; 10 balls each: — 

Ball 0001101011—5 

Mills 1111101110— 4 

Clark .1101101111— 8 

Jouseher .1011010105— 

| Daw 1 1 

Morgan. 1 i 

Stumph i 

Wagner 1111 111111-10 

Stumph 1111011110— 8 

Williams iiixiooioi-6 

Morgan 101110100 0—5 

Hothwell 0000101111-5 

Second match at pigeons ; 21 yards rise ; plunge traps ; 
five birds each ; $10. 
EothwelL 1 111 l-5|Morgan 1 1 1 1— 1 

Third match same as above, only $2 additional, and 
three birds each:— 

Mills 1 1 1-31 Bruce..... 1 1 1-3 

Wagner 1 1 1-3 I Rothwell 1 o— l 

Ties on three shot off ; 26 yards rise ; miss and out : — 

Mills 1 l-2|Brueo 0-0 

Wagner 1 1—2 I 

Mills and Wagner divided. 

Fourth match same as before :— 

Bruce 1 1 l-3|Daw 1 w— 2 

Hothwell 1 1 1-3 Stumph 1 1 1—3 

Morgan 1 1 1-3 | Clark 1 1 1—3 

Ties shot off ; first miss out : — 

Bruce I Stumph 1 

Hothwell 1 Clark 1 

Morgan 1 1 

Not having pigeons 'enough, ties were shot off at glass 
balls ; five balls each :— 

Rothwell 11 1— 3|Stumph 1 111 0—4 

Morgan 110 1—3 I Clark 111 0-3 

Howell Shooting (Jltjb. — Following are the scores 
of bird and ball shooting matches, held under the aus- 
pices of the Howell, Michigan, Shooting Club, August 
(:ith, 7th, and 8th. The first match was for the glass ball 
champion medal, between C. G. Jewett and Geo. Buzzard, 
the score resulting as follows : — 

Jowett 25 24 25 24— 98 | Buzzard ..20 23 22 21—85 

Match at 20 glass balls ; 3 Bogardus traps :— 
J. H. Beebe 17 | C. J^Jewett l8 


E.F. Mulliken 19 l B. F. Sprague £> 

E.G. Angel 15 Job. Glenn ~)> 

B.F. Burgess IS C. G. Harrington JS 

J.H.Warren 13 M.T.Cole W 

C. A. Fox 17 Frank Wherry IS 

A.Linmenn 15 B. H. Bumsev 19 

I.H.Murray 11 I 

Glen, of Detroit, and Wilber, of Howell, tied for first 
money, and on the shoot off the former won. Rumsey 
and Mulliken, of Howell, tied for second, which was 
finally won by the latter. Jewett, of Howell, took third ; 
Beebe, of Flint, fourth, and Wherry, of Plymouth, fifth. 

Third match ; same conditions ; 15 balls : — 

I.H.Warren 12 

E.F.Mulliken 13 

Frank Wherry 15 

B. F. Burgess 14 

.lames Glenn 11 

C.G. Jewett 13 

Fox 11 

John Long 13 

. 14 

H. A. Whipple. 

R. H. Rumsey it* 

M.T.Cole 14 

E.G. Angel 11 

H.Mason w 

Ed. Carpenter 12 

After a splendid contest for second between B. F. Bur- 
ges, of Jackson, I. H. Murray, of Indiana, H. Whipple, 
South Lyon, and M. T. Cole, Detroit, Whipple was pro- 
nounced victor. Third was won by Long, of Detroit, and 
fourth by Carpenter, of Howell. 
Fourth match ; double rises : — 

Frank Wherry U 1 10 11 H 11 11 U 11 11—17 

I. H. Beebe 00 UHUH10UUU 10-1S 

H.Whipple H 11 10 10 00 U 10 U U U— 15 

E.F.Mulliken 16 U 11 11 11 01 H H U 01—17 

K. F. Sprague 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10—11 

M.T.Cole 11 10 00 10 11 10 U 00 10 11—12 

BamesGleun 11 00 00 01 11 10 00 10 10 U— 10 

Henry Wilber 10 11 00 U U 10 10 10 00 08-10 

First was won by Wherry. 
Sweepstakes ; 10 balls : — 

C.G. Jewett 9 

F. Wherry 10 

C.A. Fox i 

R.H. Rumsoy 9 

m.t. Cole 9 

James Glenn 8 

Geo. Buzzard 9 

E. F. Mulliken 7 

A. I. Wakely 6 

E.G. Angel 8 

H.Whipple 6 

LH. Beebe 9 

Sweepstakes at 5 birds ; H and T plunge traps :— 

I. H. Murray 3 

it. F. Sprague 8 

O.C.Remp 5 

J.. W". Sprague 4 

R. Robinson 4 

M.Lewis 9 

F. N.Wright 6 

C. E.Ball 9 

A. Linraann 9 

Johpi Marshall 7 

W. Hawkinson 7 

L. Kenu; 

L. W. Sprague 2 

I. H. Murray 4 

S. McLean 4 

A. J. Wakely 3 

M.T.Cole 2 

E.G. Angel 3 

W. Hawkinson 3 

C. G. Jewett 5 

C.A. Fox 4 

A. Linmann 5 

L. J. Kenney 4 

John Marshall 4 

E. F. Mulliken 5 

L. H. Warren 

R.R.Robinson 3 

F.N.Wright 3 

W.T. Redcliff. 4 

I. H. Beebe 3 

James Glenn 4 

R. F. Sprague 4 

H. Whipple 2 

H.M. Mason 4 

R. H. Rumsoy 5 

C. G. Harrington 5 

F. Wherry 2 

3. A. McLean 3 

0. C.Kemp 3 

After a spirited contest in each case, McLean, of Bay 

City, won first ; Jas. Glenn, of Detroit, second ; I. H. 
Beebe, of Flint, third ; Wherry, of Plymouth, fourth. 
Sweepstakes at 5 single balls :— 

1. H. Murray 5 I M. Lewis 3 

L. W. Sprague 3 Ira Paine 5 

B. F. Sprague S F.N. Wright 3 

1 Up, maun 4 1 C. G. Jewett. 4 

O.C. Kemp 3 I C. Bail . 5 

S.MoLaan 3 M T Cole 

L n. Baebe 3 B.F, Bui 

C. A. Fo: 

J. H.Warren » 

S. A. McLean 4 

Ed. Carpenter 3 

H. Whipple 4 

H. B. Bl ' 

K. H. Rumsey 3 

E. V. Mulliken 3 

W. Hawkinson 4 

L.J. Kenney 3 

James Glenn — 5 

E. G. Angel. 

Paine and Glenn divided first after other ties ; Jewett 
won second ; Carpenter and McLean divided third. 

Sweepstakes at 15 single rises :— 

E-G.Angel 110 1 

Chas. Ball 1 1111 

A. .1. Wakely 1111 

Ira A. Paine 11111 

E. Carpenter 1 1111 

p. Wherrry 1 

S. A. McLean 1 

H. Whipple 

I.H.Beebee 1 

R.H. Rumsoy 1 

M. T. Cole 1 

James Glenn 1 

C.G. Jowett 1 

I. H. Hurray 1 1 

E. F. Mulliken 1 

E.F. Sprague 1 

A. Linmann 1 

L. W. Sprague 1 

O.C.Kemp 1 1 

C. Wilcox L 1 

B. F. Burgess 1 1 

1 0-13 

1 0-12 

1 1—15 


1 1-13 
1 1-14 
1 1-13 

_ 1— U 

.00 111111111 1-13 

1111111011110 1-13 

1111110110 111 1-13 

1111111111111 1-15 

1110111101111 0-12 

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 W. 



11111111 1—12 

1 13 
- 13 

[— 3a 



Jewett, of Howell, and Ira A. Paine, of New York, 
divided. Second was won by Wherry, of Plymouth. 
After three sboot-offs, C. Ball of Dansville. succeeded in 
capturing third. Fourth divided between Murray, of In- 
diana, and Rumsey, of Howell, 



1 0w 




10 1-9 







1 1 1—10 



1 0-8 



1 1 0-6 






1 0—8 



1 1 1-10 



1 1 1—10 







Sweepstakes ; Card's rotary trap :— 

Lockwood 1 ...1 1 1 

Wherry 1 1 1 

Jowott 1 1 4 

Rumsey o 1 1 

Kemp 1 

Fox 1 1 i 

McLean 1 1 1 

Glenn 1 1 

Cole 1 1 1 

Whipple....' ■ 1 1 1 

Carpentar 1 1 1 

Paine 1 1 

Beebe 1 

McLean 1 1 1 

Mulliken 1 I 1 

Burgess 1 1 1 

Ball 1 

Angel 1 1 

Mulliken won first ; Jewett and Wherry finally divided 
second ; Carpenter took third, and Bare and Beebe divided 

Sweepstakes at birds ; H and T plunge traps :— 

3; A. McLean 3 

C.A. Fox 

James Glenn 4 

R.R.Robinson 2 

E. G. Angel 3 

S. McLean 5 

I. H. Beebe 3 

E.F.Mulliken 4 

H.H. Rumsey 4 

Cole, of Detroit, won first : second divided between 
Jewett and Mulliken, of Howell : third won by Ball, of 
Dansville ; and fourth won by McLean, of Bay City. 


M.T. Cole 

C.G. Jewett * 

H.Whipple 2 

J. H. Linmann 4 

Era Paine... 5 

I.H.Murray 3 

C. G. Kemp 3 

Frank Wherry 4 

C. E. Ball 

St. Paul, Minn., August o. (5, and 7, male revolving 
traps, screened ; glass balls. First match ; 18 yard rise : — 

1 1 

R.A.Becker 1 1101010111 

W. H, Skinner 1 111111" 

.I.H.Elliot 1 10 10 

L. S. Tainter 1 110 111 

(i. W.Baldwin 1 111111 

Dr. Densmore 

F. W. Vanslyke 1 

A. L. Lamprey 1 

J. A. Sealy 1 1 

il. .1. Butler 1 1 

D.H.Day 1 1 

A . L. Mitchell 1 

.Johu Plister 1 

J. J. Lemon 1 

C.F.Wheeler 1 1 

Gore, John 

C. F. Bean 1 

S. O. Seymour 1 111 

M. B. Taber 1 1 1 1 

W. 11. Thurston 

K. Smith 1 

W-Pawors 10010111111 

EVS.Pease. 1 11111110001 

J.B.Ebdman 1 01011111101 

A.B.Rodman 1 11111001111 

C. A. Zimmermann 1 11111111111 

Ties on 14—21 yards rise : — 

Skinner 1 111 1 1 Tainter 1 

Baldwin 110 Day 1 





U 1 1— It 


1 1 1—14 
1 1 0-14 
1 1-13 
1 1 0—10 

1 ]-13 

1 1 1-14 
1 1-11 
1 1 1—11 
1 1 1-13 

1 1—10 
10 1-3 
10 0-7 

1 1—12 
1 1 0-13 
10 0-5 
1 1 1-10 
1 1 0-10 
1 1 0-11 


1 1 1-13 
1 1 0-14 

I Lamprey 1 1 1 

Smith 1 1 

I Rodman 1 1 

1 I 

10 11 

10 10 

Skinner and Zimmermann divided ; Butler, Taber, Rod- 
man, divided second ; Vanslyke, Lemon, Seymour, di- 
vided third. Ties on 11 : Mitchell, Plister, Pease, divided 

Ties on 10 : — 

Becker 1 1 

Wheeler 1 

Powers 1 

Second tie : — 
Becker 1 1 I Lamprey 1110 

In the sweepstakes following first prize was won by 
Tainter ; second divided by Baldwin and Skinner ; 
third prize, Lamprey, and fourth, Pfister, 

Second match ; 18 yards rise : — 

Skinner 1 

Tainter 1 

Mitchell 1 

EHltott 1 1 1 

i. . i ■■■■■< ... . ill 

J. u. Rodman 1 1 1 

C.S.Wilson 1 

A. P.. Ro.lman 1 

Dav 1 1 

Dr. Dunsmore 1 1 

'.■■■■..: I I I I I | 

Gore 1 1 

J. N.Rogers 1 1 

Vanslyke 10 


1110 11 

V 1 1 1 I 1 1 



Beau ,..1 

Lemon 1 



Brown.. 1 



- 1-9 

11110 1 0-8 
111111 1-10 
1110 111-7 
10 10 11-8 
10 10 10—5 

oooiiii— a 

1110 10 1-5 

■ 11-5 


- 1 1-7 



10 110 1 





" 0-6 


■i dm 

..1 1.1 1 

I 1 I 10 1111-9 

_ 1 I 1 I 1 1 1-8 

.11111110 1 1—9 



1 11 1—9 

10 10 
i 1 1 1 

1- 4 
1- 9 


Powers 1 

Becker 1 1 

Taber 1 1 


Plister 1 

Zimmermann 1 1 

Wheeler 1 1 

Butler 1 1 

Stewart 1 1 

Richardson 1 

T.J. Hodman 1 1 

Butler, Brown and Baldwin divide first. 

Ties on 9 :— 

Tainter 110 1 1— i I Mltchel 11111-5 

Hoblitt 1 1111—5 Sealey -0 1 w 

Pfister 1 w Wheeler 1 1 1 1— i 

Rodman 1 1 1 1 1— 5 I 

Second tie : — 

Mitchell.... 11 I 1 1—3 | Hoblitt 1 11 i;i-6 

Rodman 1 \v I 

Hoblitt won the second. 

Ties on 8:— 

Elliot... 1 11 1 — 1 1 Rodman 10 111—4 

Day <) ill 1-4 | Lemon 100 11—3 

Smith - 1 111-41 Becker I 0011—3 

Ziurroermann ---.11 1 1 1-5 | 

Ties on 7:— 

Skinner 1 10 1 1—41 Nicolin 1 1 w 

Roilman.. 1111 1-5 Taber 100 1 w 

Lamprey I l w I 

In the sweepstakes, first prize won by Zimmermann, 
Hoblitt and Baldwin divided second, Nieolin third, and 
Cory and Becker divided fourth. 

In last sweepstakes the first was won by Mead, second 
by Schilling, and the third by Baldwin. 



Third Match; 18 yards rise: — 
ttoblitt I l i l l i l 1 l l l l i l i i i l i L— Sd 

llllllllllliniinni -in 

1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 I I 1 0-39 

Nlcolin 11110111111110 111111 IS 

heeler I 1 1 1 l l 1 1 1 l 1 1 l l 1 l i o 1—16 

Dyei . ,101 11 mi oo i i i i l 11 I l— 11 

D. H. Day 1 lllllllllllioiillno 17 

i 1110 11111110 110 1111 1-17 

- .1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 00 1 1 1 I 1— IT 

ZUniui rmauD 1 l 1 l l 1 l l o 1 I l l I 1 o 11 l -17 

11101 111 01 31101 1111 I- 11 

W. II. Skinner 1 II 111 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I -Hi 

I i . ■ 1 1 1 ■ hell. I 01011111 1 1 111 0111 1-m 

.. 1 1 1 1 1 l 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i (i I 1 -in 

I 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 HI 

1.. P. Kennedy 1100111111011111110 1— W 

I 1 I o l i l l o l l l 1 l o I l I ii l It; 

K. A. Becker LllllllOllllUlOlluO 1—13 

I.. S. Taint, ■,■ il 1 I Ii I 1 I 1 1 I I I 1 I 1 1 1 -15 

C .i Butler ii I 1 1 1 » 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1—15 

W. H. TliUTBtun ,., .ii 1 I II I 1 1 1 1 I 1 I 1 1 1 -15 

1 1 1 1 1 10 1 1 1 1 1 I I II I II 

.1 i I t> i .. I I 1 1 o 1 1 1 1 1 o 1 1 o o 1 1 1—14 

W. I. Kennedy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 II 

Cory l o l l l o l l o o l i o l i l o i ii I— is 

Oi n J 1 I I 11 ii I I 01 I ii ii 1 1 1 13 

i r Tin r ..1 1 1 ii 1 1 1 n I 1 o ii 1 1 I 1 l -in 

now n 1 I o o I i ii n 1 I 10 11 10 1-11 

Bald-win and Vandyke dmded. 
Tieson L8— 21 yards rise!— 

SlcoUa .. " Lllll-5| Wheeler 11111-5 

After one inure lie these gentlemen divided. 
on 17:— 

liver 1 1 1 1 1-r. | West 10111—4 

Day I 1 o i-;i Zlmraerrminu 1111 1—5 

Lamprey 1 1 1—8 1 Posse 1011 1—1 

Si 1 1 tie: — 

Dyer 1 1 1 1— i I Zimmermann 1 1 1 1— t 

Dyer and Ziniuternianu divided. 

i .1 teen*— 

Skinner 0101 ill 1111 1—5 

' ! .11 l I" ...1 1 1 1—1 

id 1 111 4 Rogers 1 1111-5 

Second tie : — 
Siniih Ill 10 1-:i| Horrors 1 10 10-3 

Smith and T. N.Eogers divided. 

In the sweepstakes which followed, prizes were won by 
Dyer. "Rodman, Nicolin, Pease, ilohljtt and West. 

fourth match : IS yards rise : — 

r. .1. Rodman... 



II,, Mil. 



A. 11. It,, Oman 
■ i.<- 

- ... 

r.Dnj - - .- 


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temi m 


'' tlltH I-' 

.i. 11. Rodman 

1 ' 'i" ■ 

ii Da] 

.'i ,-... 

ii a 


Ties on 14 — 21 yards : — 

HoWit.. . 

Ties on 13—21 
Smith .. 

Rod m 'ii, A. B 



Second tie :— 



... 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 I I 1 
1 1 I 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 
...1 11110 11110 111 

1 1 I II 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 

101 1111 1111011 

...1 1011111111011 

I 1 1 1 I 1 I 1 1 1 II 1 1 II 

...0 1 11 1111 j 111 01 

II L 1 1 1 1 10 1 10 1 

.1110 11110 11111 
.1111110 11110 1 

.o i o in o 1101 o i i 

.1111011101 1 Ii 1 

., 10 11 10 110 10 10 1 


110 1 110 111 

.110 1110 11110 


.0111110101 1 1 
...110 011110 03 
.110 II (I I II 1 1 1 1 I 
..01111 1 000110 
...111 .1 I 1 il I i, I i) 
.11 ii On I ii I ii noil 
..0 1010 1 1 1 ii I 1 li 

. i o n o i i (oooo o ii i 

..1100000000 000 

1- -15 


1 11 


II 111 

I 13 
1 -IS 
1 IT 

1 12 
I— 11 



1- 8 

II-- 1 

.1 !i 

0- 9 

1- 8 

i- a 
i- s 

1— 7 
0- 7 

yards :— 

.1110 TV -1 
.1 1 I I I :, 

. . 1 10 w 
.1 1 W 
.1111 1-5 

Mil 1-5 
l'l 1 1 1-5 


Skinner 11110 

Ties on 12—21 yards :— 

i . Dowand Roseboom divided fifth, 

stakes. (prizes were won by 1 1, iblit . Baldwin, 
! viiijjierntanii, Skinner, Wheeler. Taber, Mitch- 
■ II. I ■ T.y and Butler. 

Fifth match ; 18 yards rise :— 

.1. 6. Smith.. . . 

[0 nil. 

Caleb Ti-iiilv... 

Taint er 

ii hi :■!' i' 

I>'lll„T. . - - 

J. li. Rodman. . 


Til. hi 

.110 111110 10 11 110 01 0-13 
1 1 I I 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0-16 
.010111001 I loll 11010 1—13 
■I 1 ! I M 1 1 1 1 I I 1 1 ] 1 I 1-13 
.1 O0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1-15 
11111 111110111111 11 1-19 
'I 11 1 1111 10 110 11110-14 
I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I I I 1 1 1 1 1 1-J0 

..loioi iiioni in ii io i-r' 

110-111011101010101 1-13 

i .... 1 1 1 II I I 1 1 1 I I 1 1 1 1—13 

lienu 1 1 1 1 I 1 n 1 1 1 I I 1 1 1 1-15 

'■". I, ii' o i o ii ii 1001 I 11110 1 0— 10 

li 1111111011001111111 1-17 

A. li. Rodman o o 1 l l 1 o l o I o i i l i i j o I l— 14 

Whitehouse -- , .1 1 II i 01 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0— J5 

Zhn. nermn. in. H I 1 I I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I I 1 1 1 1 1-15 
111111110 1111111111 1—19 

Oundy 11111 11 lOlllii Oil] 1—17 

1 1 1 1 1 1 II II 1 1 1 1 1 1 0-12 

Hoblet 1111111111110101111 0—17 

Vanalyke 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1-18 

■ i ' 1 I I I 1 1 1 1 I 1 1—11 

1111111011111111111 1-19 

Baldwin Ill £11011 llllllllll l— 19 

' 1 1 1 I 1 1 l 1 1 1 1 1 II 1 1 I 1 1 1-gO 

Pflster ii l l l l II I I n i l 1 l l o 1 1—15 

ii, eker I I I . o 1 o 1 1 l 1 1 o 1 I o 1 1 1 1—15 

First prize won by Pease, of Minneapolis. 
Ties on nineteen : — 

Falter I I 1 1 0— I I .1 N lingers 1 10 — w 

i.i'i 1 1 I 1-1 Baldwin 1 1 n 1 1-1 

..1 1 1 1-4 1 
The second tie was won by Faber scoring 5, Rodman 4. 
and Baldwin and Lemon :i each. 

li.- mi I' divided between Taint or, Zimmer- 

.I Van Klyke. The fourth prize was divided be- 
ii lay. Jr., Oundy and Hoblet. The fifth prize was 
decided by shoot off, Mitchell scoring 5, and Nicauh'u 4. 
Sixth match ; 2.1 yards rise :— 

Zinuuonnnnn 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1-1(3 

Jiicanlin 1 1 1 1 I 1 I I I I I 1 1 l 1 1 1 1 0-18 

B'lldwl") Ill 11 11 11,111011111 1.1-19 

■ S Smith I 111110101 1101111 1-15 

'"■'''lot- 11011111111111111111-19 

A Hodman 11110 1110 110 111111 1—16 

1 -iimdy o 1 1 o 1 1 i i i o t o 1 1 1 I 1 I 1-15 

, am , t r r , ' 1 1 1 I I 1 1 1 1 1 1 I I 1 1 1 17 

P J.Rodman l 111 1 1 1.1 1 11 11 11011 1-18 

1 : ' JI - 1 110 1111111011101 1—18 

.1 li Rodman... 01 1110 1110 111001110 1 it 

EUiOtl 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0—15 

Mitchell l o 1. l 1 1 I o l I i I I 1 o 111 1 m 

Cjmnprcy Oiiiiioooiiiioiioil 1— U 

Becker 1110 10 11111110 11111 1-17 

Pate j t 1 1 1 1 111 11 1 1 0111 1 1—18 

''I' -"■'• 110 10 11111110 11111 1-111 

» Brown 10 110 1111111111110 1 1-17 

S '-'I' 1 I 1 1 1 01 1 I 1 I 1 I 1 1 1 1 I— XI 

\ in Slyko 111111MM111011011 0-17 

Itomon ooioiiiioi io i o o oioi l—il 

Tics on nineteen won bv Hoblet, scoring 5 against Bald- 
win's 4. Second divided between Nicaulin, F.J. Rodman, 
ami Faber, all scoring ties on the tie shoot. Third prizes 
was won on second tie by Van Slvke, ;-„, i ic ." ; ;ru i 
Becker'sB. The fourth prize, was won bv Mitchi Ion 
first tie, scoring a. Fifth prize was , 1 1 . i . ; . ■ , n ': v. 
Pease, Oundy, Elliot and Smith. 

Sweepstakes: LObahV; IS yards :— 

First prize on tie of ten bal'ls was won by Baldwin scor- 
ing 5, and Skinner :;. Second prize on tie of balls was 

won by Wheeler, of Minneapolis, by scoring 5. Third 
prize on a tie of s balls was won on second tie by Elliott, 
of Minneapolis, over Mitchell and bun, ,11, by scoring 5. 
Fouth prize on a tie of 7 balls was won bv Fugles on 
second tie over Brown bv a score of 4 balls. ' 
I sweepstakes: same conditions :— 

Hi- ll'-,t prize was shot off on tie of ten in three tunes, 
and won bv Baldwin, scoring 5. Second prizes on tie of 9 
balls, was won by Hoblet, scoring 4. Third prize on a tie 
of eight balls, won by Flhott over Wheeler and Larnprey, 
in scoring R. Fourth prize on tie of seven balls was di- 
vided between Keator, Gundy and Pease. 

Team shooting : 21 yards rise :— 

St. Paul Gun Club :— 

Vauslyke 1 1111100110001010 10 1— 12 

Day. Jr 101101 1 10 11111 1 I 10 1-15 

Baldwin 1 1111111111111111 m-20 

Total 17 

Minneapolis Ghin Club:— 

Wheeler I I I I I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11-18 

i 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1010 1101 1-15 

Pease o I l 1 1 1 l 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 l 1 l l o- is 

Total 51 

St. Paul Rod aud Gun Club:— 

Lamprey 1110 111110 110 1 10 1-13 

Mitchell 1 1 I 1 I I 1. I 1 1 1 1 1 11 1—15 

Zimmerman 1 1110 11110 111111 10 1—1(5 

Total 46 

Baldwin won the hunting suit, valued at $15, offered by 
Burkhard for the best average in the three days' tourna- 

Zimmerman won the Lancewaod fishing rod, second 
prize., on average offered by Kennedy Bros. 

Baldwin and Falter won' each two sacks of shot for best 

■ lie, during shoots 5 and 6. 

Tex-vessee. Lciitcnberrjrr* Garden Nashville, Aug. 8th. 
— The glass ball scores, shot as above, are unavoidably 
deferred till our next issue. 

— Sir John U. Astley. whose name has become familiar 
to Americans within the last twelve months as the pro- 
moter of the long distance walking matches, lias an excel- 
lent record as a pigeon shot, In a match, August 5, with 
Mr. C. J. Alexander, at Preston. 50 hints each, 22 yards 
rise, the score was, Astley, 33 : Alexander, 88. 

No Notice Taken of Anonymous Communications. 

Z^f \re cannot attempt to give specific directions where to go for 
• ■ '''"'.'. OorresponilMU atwl fee, ,n llo-m.vlves ;iost,-,-( li)/ cmtsult- 

ZSr We mote wi charge for inquiries in this column. 

W. S. W. Haverhill, Mags,— Have sent you a Bogardus score 
book by mail. 

II. N. C.-Gct Nellson's Boat Btt titling: for Amateurs. Price, 
$1,35, Can obtain it for you. 

hi rii. Montreal.— The New York State Fair will be held at 
l ii''i.:' inli.'i-filb to tab ir ive 

S. B.T.— For small tent apply toS. ft. Heuicuway, over Wall st. 
Ferry House, South St., New York. 

Geo. S. li., Jersey City Heights. Have referred your horse ques- 
tions to Spirii ,,/ '//,' Times, wliieh see. 

W, .1 S., I'rineeton. Please inform me whether the Scotch deer 
bound hunts by sight or sccut? Ann. By sight. 

Me.moik.— Oology is the name Tor the study and collection of 
birds nests. Fee glass steppers, which require no wax or 

.1. V .1., Warren, 0.— The open season for deer in Michigan, Up- 
per Peninsula August l to November 15; Lower Peninsula, 
September Into December IS. 

K. r. \V. — Vou can make a patented article without paying 
royalty if for experiment, only. But if for use, so as to derive the 
benefits Of the patent or for sale, you must pay royalty. 

J, T. It., Cambridge. -Please inform me if a near-sighted person 

l beeo 

od i 


. ve 

8 the target. Mar 
- gun experts. 

S. S., New York.— My setter has a very large wind-gall on his 
fore leg ; can you tell me what to do to remove the same without 
danger to the dog? Ane. Persistent hand-rubbing may remove 
it, but it is liable to return. 

C. A. P. -Canoe clubs in New York waters are the New York 
i ana I tub, club house at the Slaten Island Cricket Grounds; 
also Jersey City Canoe Club, with headquarters at Commodore's 
office, Clias. E. Utilise. 287 flroadway. 

R. D., Rochester,— tta you a, 

1 Mir 

find good Hulling and shooting 
Of the Grand Kapi,lsiin,l India 

K. -M. I 1 . Guardlioard st rakes tin, [tut 
top streakes, and last.ilill in between 
copper nails from any hardware store 

Of any good place in North- 
■ part of September, i can 
Have sent you a pamphlet 

live penny nails will do just, as well. Where 
use wrought, iron nails. 

you wnnt to clinch 

PoLAn is,— Length of schooner Frolic 
nas raking or clipper stem. Least fre 
deck. Above this is about 15 in. bulw 
within two-thirds the length of the : 
Make keel thick enough for that purp 

T. r. A., Phlladelphia.-Kindly 
breeder ,,,f Persian icel English • 
the probable cost of a young c 
the Hoeky Mountain- maki 
advertising you can probably hen 



P. 11. W„ 

round worm 


, N. 


*.— The worm 
eca nut. You 
Fulton St.: pr 
setters, iu BOO 
jr subscriptior 

n water line ft. approx- 
loard 2«i load line to 
rk. bead snould be kept 
■el amidships if possible. 

i me where I can And a 
tuds In this country aud 
ina. No one this side of 
of breeding them, but by 

e for sale. 

are what are known aR 
can get it. from Conroy, 
ce 50 cents per box. Hells 


li 1, 1880. 

D.. New York.— Your bite 

npcr. You can do little 1, 
attending carefully to 1 
e beneficial ; sulphate of 

a frequent sequel 
• the dog country 
e following tonic 
extract of 

x and form a pill to be given three times 

Juvknis, Leunoxville, P. Q.-l. 27i grs. in one drachm of pow. 
■r. S. Coarse powder gives better penetration and less recoil 
' i Bne powder. B. For directions how to load for game, see a 
fijen articles In last Volume Of this paper. For your la-gauge 
e 3,' dr. powder, H oz. shot. For woodcock and snipe use No. 10 
ot; for ducks No. 6. 

I. D. G.— For hunting and Ashing in Chesapeake build a schooner 

to 35 ft. long, 26 to 30 ft. water line, 9J to 11 ft. beam, and 5 to 

t. deep. Will draw without center board from 3 to 3 ft. 6 in. 

you need lighter draft, give more beam and less depth. If 

leaply built, will cost complete about S500 to $600. Sloop will he 

Caster, but schooner handier. 

w. p,. B .—For canoe rigs see appendix of Canoeing in Canuck ia. 

addles always double bladed. No stays used for the masts : stiff 

nough without. Whether convex or concave lines is open to 

debate. Some prefer hollow, others full or parabolic lines. A 

flat, parabola probably as good as any. Each modeler follows 

wn ideas. Ltnos are always spoken of as viewed from the 

outside of the boat. 

Subscriber, Petersburgh, N. T.— Which. is the most intelligent, 
and best calculated for a watch dog, the St. Bernard or New- 
ndland V or is there some other breed that is better and where 
they be obtained? Ans. Either would answer, so would the 
tiff. For St. Bernards write to LeRoy Z. Collins, Lancaster, 
s„ or Chas. il. Allen, 7 Beaver St., Albany, N. Y T . 

-, Boston.-t ha 

a Gordon setter bitch sixteen months old 
:e a sever attack ot distemper, which has 

trie can be done, although a scton on the poll sometim 

Pari.or, Fish CcwuaisT.— To water-proof the bottom of your 
aquarium apply a cement made as follows : Linseed oil, 3 oz. ; tar, 
.; resin. 1 lb. ; melt together over a gentle fire, If too much 
s used the cement will be too soft. This may be corrected by 
adding tar and resin, or by allowing it to simmer for a longer 
t. Apply warm, and do not use the aquarium for several 

E. .1. S„ MoVeytown, Pa,— I have just, come into possession of a 
coach dog (not full blooded); can it be trained for hunting, tricks, 
etc.? About what age should the training begin ? It is a bitch ; 
how soon should she be altered ? She is now about Ave weeks old. 
Ans. The dog could probably be taught trieks but would most 
likely be useless for hunting. Begin training at srxmonthg. If 
she is to lie spayed it should be done at once. 

W. C. W., Monroe, N. C— 1. The comparative advantages of pin 
and central Are guns are these: Pin shows at glance when gun is 
loaded. But it is clumsy. Mere question of hammer and plunger. 
Head "Gloan " on Breech-loader. Simple fact that pin-fires are 
superseded by central Ares is sufficient demonstration of superi- 
ority of latter. 2. We do not, trouble to reload paper shells. 
Brass shells may be reloaded twenty times. Then throw them 
away to prevent accidents. 

F. II. II.— The sailing rule is indistinctly worded and can be taken 
to mean one thing as well as another. " Yachts must lie comman- 
ded and sailed by the owner or owners of such yacht." The spirit of 
t his rule we take to be that the owner must take general charge a nd 
hold the tiller or the wheel, but the wordB " sailed by" do not 
strictly convey that meaiung, for a vessel may be '■' sailed by " her 
captain, without his taking physical hold of anything, better have 
the rule amende,! to read " steered by." 


Sport, Pittsburg, Pa.-Who 
his pedigree, etc.? How old wi 
death occur and how 
Brooks of Philadelphia 
Cedar Bapids, Iowa, and 
to Iowa by an Euglishm 
by a gentleman of Ced: 
\ ember. IS75, being smot.ln 

icd the setter dog Bismarck, 

when he died V When did his 

trek was owned by Mr. David 

He was whelped on April 1, 1868, at 

as sired by a red Irish setter d, >g brought. 

i, out of a white Belt.on bitch imported 

Kapids. He died in Philadelphia in No- 

d to death in an express car. 

Buffalo, Buffalo.— What shall I do to cure my setter puppy , 
six months old, of weakness in his hindquarters; he has a good 
appetite and seems in g-ood health. If he tries to turn around 
quickly his back-legs give way and he falls. Has been in that 
condition for two or three weeks, Ans. See that the dog's kennel 
is elen n and perfectly dry at all times. Bub him around the loins 
t wiee a day with some si inple liniment and give him a tablespoon- 
ful of cod liver oil night and morning. 

A., Bichniond Vn. There are three prizes to lie thrown for 
,,,,., ,,';, , . and are lassed as first, second and third prizes. The 
.in,, best i si row. the second to the next best and the 
third I o the next best. A, B and C each throw 13 ; D, E and F, 38 ; 
L, M and N, 85. 1 hold that A, B and C are entitled to the three 
prizes. If the solution seems different to you he kind enough to 
state the reasons? Ans. Ton are right; A, Band C throw again 
to determine which of them shall have first, second and third 

W. C. P., East Saginaw. Mich.— 1. What would be the expens&of 
,:liHig among the Thousand Islands exclusive of rail- 
road fan ,'. Z. What would be thecnecessnry tackle for such fish- 
ing? 8. Is not the fishing i fi . . i, - out better than it Is in the 
Bay'' 4. ""hen is the best Bshlnj &nB. 1. About $1 per day, in- 
cluding guide, bait, hotel, etc. 2. ltods, reels, flies, spo | lines 

, i in . landing net. 3. The boatmen will tell you whore to 
Ash. i. Previous to and after August. 




1 i;s. — Mr. Delmonico, talking about 
»»,tr~es. saya that Americans ought to copy 
•■ the French method of utilizing email bits 
nrid fowls, and of jecooking 
all kinds of cold joints and pieces of cooked 
meat which remain, day by day, from every 
dinner in almost every family." The suc- 

ii such diflhes depends mainly on the 
sauce, which is best made from broth, The 
following is his recipe for a favorite sauce : 
■ ' Take an ounce of ham. or bacon, cut it up 
in small pieces, ami fry in hot fat. Add an 
onion and carrot, cut up. thicken with Hour, 
then add a pint or quart of broth, accord- 
uie to quantity desired, season with pepper 
and salt, and any spice or herb that is rel- 
ished (better though without the spice), and 
lei simmer for an hour, skim carefully, and 

strain. A wine-glass of any wine may be 
added, if liked." Oold roast or broflea beef 

or mutton may be cut into small squares, 
fried brown in butler, and then gently 
slewed in the sauce about described. Mr. 
Delmonico describes croquettes as the at- 
tractive French substitute for American 

basb. and tells how 0. make them : "Veal, 
mutton, lamb, sweet breads, aim..-; any of 
I he lighter meat<. besides cold chicken and 
t m key. can be most deliriously turned into 

up an onion, fry it in an ounce of butter, 
add a lahlespoonftil of flour. Stir well, and 
then add the chopped meat and a little 
broth, salt, pepper, little nutmeg. Stir for 
two or three minutes, then add the yolks 
of two eggs, and turn the whole mixture, 
into a diSU to cool. When cold, mix well 
together again. Divide up into parts for 
the croquettes ; roll into the desired shape 
in bread crumbs. Dip in beaten egg, then 
into bread crumbs aerain. and fry crisp, 
:i bright golden color* Any of these cro- 
quettes may be served plain or with to- 
mato sauce or garniture of vegetables. 

Out-Dooe Games. — Physical exercise can 

be, and often is, can 
one should practice 
limits. Agentlema 
bow to 



swim, and h 
know how t< 






A go 

■ ha 

■elf abl 
and t( 

What fc 

i reasonable 

it only know 
to shoot, to 
le must also 

and how to 
o the utter- 

mlv attained by 
no boxing must 
ight. A man 
to defend hiin- 
ilefend woman 
icing and drill- 
and calisthenic 


also be si 

should mat 

self from ruffi 

from them al 

ing are to a man, dancing 

exercise are to a voung worn 

lady should know how to dance, whether 

she intends to dance in society or not: the 

better the physical training, the more grace- 

!il ail' 1 -.eli''- |!.:j:"' c V.i si I ,.■ \>. ill lip. !"Jm il'il- 

ming, skating, archery, or games of lawn- 
temiis and croquet, riding and driving, all 
help to strengthen the muscles, and to take 
the voung out into the open air. which 
makes these sanies desirable. The subject 
is one that too much cannot be said of by 
parents, teachers, and educational reform- 
ers. Such training should begin 

i chid- 

Many people who boast of being '•'plain" 
and "blunt" are merely coarse and boorish. 
Such per-tons are constantly inflicting 
Wounds, which neither tune nor medicine 
can ever heal. 

i<w %ftotm&mmt$. 

McBride Flies. 


Caledonia, Livingston County, 1,1, 

A CATALOGUE, containing a list of Flies 
for the different months. Also description of 
File*, Bails, Hods, Lines, &c, 


Scvrob J~. J\fccJ3ride. 

JSliortsmcw's GMfL 





Enclose stamp for Price List. 

3t Park Row, New York. 

l?OR SALE— A Spayed 
r Bitch, coloi "■ 

CS DEL', IS' A Hartford Conn 
tlei ol English and Ked Irish Setters of 
' /hi' mable stra i ns. A 1 1 stock warran ted 


For Fire Arms, Cutlery, Steel Instru- 
ments, &c. 

Easilj applied, safe to handle, will Hot 

sens, Huston, Mass.: Wm. \'v 
iiliia. I'll.: i'riinl.le & 
11.'.,.. < hninnat 
ehiirnc.VCn.. Don-nil .Mieh.-.i . 
ver. Col.: N. fun-. 
.1. Grillitli & Sens. Louisville. 
Trade only supplied Li .\ 

The Patent Rubber Pocket Pistol 

li affords :i thorough 

protection lo the [HStol 


ration. ; 


Small :ij ii .;,n 

Me.linni ii T .70 

Laive . .51 8 1.00 

Sent by mall to any ]>nr 
ol the t'niteel States on 
I'l'-ij'i ol priee. Iloon- 
vr.Ait 10 mini Company 
m Broadway, N. v. 




No. i (Plain),**, Mo. 2 (Nlokel-PIatea), »5. win close oul the balance of Old Model Traps ai S3. 

OH-A.S. FOLSOM, Sole ^LS©xit, 

For Sale by Dealers Everywhere. 58 Chambers street. New York. 

Khiss hall shoot inv as i 
V. M. l.l.WiL.v. 1',-,. 
W. tt. WILEY, 

•/,. N. HincilKIss, K. II". MeCLI\Ti|CK\" W.\f. MKl'BRS, 
FKED. KlMllLII, JOHN KKl.l.v. &BO. W. BAKER, See 

Boughton's Patent Explosive Target Ball for Trap Shooting. 

3STo Glass. 

TARGET BALL CO., Titusville, Pa. 

mt f ™m. 

Th9 following celebrated Dog aro for 



. IsV.i. 

I w hi 


Without charge., Rules for Self-Measure, and Samples of material from which Men's 
Youths' and Boys' Suits and Over-coats are made, to correspondents in any part of the 
United States. Address G, W. SIMMONS & SON. Oak Hall, Boston. Mass. 
The oldest and largest clothing house in New England. 


Is acknowledged by the leading sportsmen of the country to be the BEST. We have 
orders from every Stati in the C oion, and testimonials from the highest authorities. 
Thesuit is made and sol | . <■ \ ,. SIMMONS & SQU* Qak Bali., Boston, Mass. 

Bveiy garment and bi n •- rtamped --Boston Shooting Soil, 0. W. Simmons & 

Son." Send for cirerdars and rules for Belf-mSasiirement, 
Tents, Army Blankets and Patent DjBOO? -' 

G.W. SIMMONS & SON, Oak Hall, Boston, Mass. 

andd half year old; oul of Lot 

liowned slock one oith. 1,-ei.l 
in I lie railed States. Second priz. 
iimt International Sli.m-. Hroken. 

Illne Helton s.tter. "Iioeimal Hash, eighteen 
months old; sired hv Mewcllvn's cehl. rated 
•'Hash" a tu.-ieiiilie, in slnil dot: il.'lrr rjlilli- 


•'Ilraniilels." mnali • 


out "I 


lli to II 

n, -er 1. 

Col. ii 



ie tirst-claas h 

■ ides 1 

oiler i'.. r "i. iioiiiO'i-s, Betters of minor iiniillry. 
Inn ol irood ihor.iii-h'.red sleek . lull pedli! 1 1-. ■-. 
r.irtieni ura will be furnished on npplieation to 

A. E, l.OUlil JbKOV. 

Guyinord/.Orango Co., N. Y. 



©Uc $nm?l. 

She mmeX. 


Highly Bred 

Pointer and 

Red Irish Setter 
Puppies for Sale 

At reasonable Prices. Liberal discount to par- 
ties residing at distant point.-. For fuUpftrticu- 
laraaddreaa LINCOLN & UELLYAK, Warren, 

N. il. To reduce stock 20 per cent, discount 
during Aiil-um. aug " 



M. P. McKoon, Franklin, Delaware Co., N. T. 

I KEEP ONLY COCKERS of the finest 
strains. I sell only youngstnek. Iguarantee 

■satisfaction and sate delivery to every customer. 
These beautirul and intelligent dats cannot be 
beaten for rutted grouse and woodcock shoot- 
ing and retrieving. Correspondents inclosing 
.stamp will gel printed pedigrees, circulars, testl- 


EATTLER.— In the Stud.— Blue belton, 
Llewellin setter, winner of three bonohprl- 
SB&, by champion Hob Roy, winner Oi S re I in 
aish field trials, out of the pure I.averaek bitch, 
Pickles). Will serve bitches at $20. Litters war- 
ranted. Inquire of L. P. WHITMAN, Detroit, 
Mietl. Jau 2tt 

Stud Spaniel. 

URIMBTJSH (pure Clumber), imported di 
rect from the kennels of the Duke of New- 
castle. For nose the Clumbers are unriva led. 
and Trimbush Is a capital do? to l.,- ■ 
or small sized Seller bitches to. Fee $20. Ad- 
dross H. C. G LOVER. Toms River, N.J. janlutf 


Skaneateles, N. Y. 



Of Pubest Strains. 

Champion Berkley. 

The Champion Irish Setter of 

famous dog, can now secure one of the Elcbo- 
Lou II Utter. It is very doubtful that another 
• opportunity can ever lie had I he pups are 
very promising. Allies ■■ P.ei.kLLA , care 
Mass. Kennel Club. Dox life" Boston, Mass. 

Fleas! fleas! Worms! Worms ! 

Steadman's Flea Powder for Bogs. 


THIS POWDER is guaranteed to kill 
ileus on doge or any other animals, or money 
returned. It is put up 111 patent .boxes with slid- 
ing pepper box top. which greatly facilitates its 
use. Simple and ellienilous. 

Price 50 oents by mall, Postpaid. 



Tut up in boxes containing ten powders, with 
full directions for use. 

Price 50 cents per Box by mail. 
Both the above arc recommended by ROD AND 
Gcn and Ft u< est ,vmi Stream. 


oct 12 95 Fulton Street, N. Y. 

®hc WLtmtl. 



Meat fibrine Dog Cakes. 

Awarded Silver Modal, Paris, 1878— Medal' from 

British Government, and 21 other Gold 

and Silver Medals. 

Trade Mark. 



17 South William Street, New York. 
Also Spratt's Dogr Soap, and direct orders taken 

ler sprati's Medicines. 


Never Failing Dog Distemper (jure. 

Foe Sale by all Druggists at 25 errs. 

verv handsome brace (flog and bitch) of 
lemon arid white Pups, by mv held trial and 
bS winder Druid, X.,1 of NiUson, 1 ,0 
to Champion Once, Mate Apply to ARNOLD 
■BUB OES, Hillsdale, Mi. lugan. JuJ4 cot 

Killarnev. Imp., Grouse-Frisk. Three red 

N ewDorp. S.I., N.\. aug i-8t 

FOR SALE, when eight weeeks old, 
seven nuppies out: of Pat, by my Rattler 
<Kov-Pic!cleA. Address L. F. WHITMAN. 5 City 
Hall, Detroit. Mich. juneli'tl 

FOR SALE.— Pure Red Irish Settel Pups, 
by Champion Bory OMore ; ex f, ora winner 
,- :zl , -,. 1., April, 1879. Nora IS by 
Cham,:...n bl - - ■ :; , - b :-n - - ■; l;,.-e-Il> I- 
pedigree and ,.,»-*-, A. A. t AMIM)N^ 

A rare opportunity to obtain this celebrated 
stock at a reasonable figure. au.L.-i.-i 

FDR SALE.— A fine pair of black and 
tan Gordon setter bitches 51 months old, 
[loan's Tom out. ot tl ■ssie. Price $ b. each, 01 
bv the pair f or S->5. Address A. MCDONALD, 
Aug21 It Rockland, Maine. 

FOR SALE.— One pair (dog and bitch) 
thoroughbreildark red hash Setters 7 muuilis 

old. hyChampi or. L. ;i 1 ou ,°V mSfiVlN" 

ket, Plunket-Stella. Address L. J. KUlillliNb 
Aug213t V, ethersheld. Conn. 

FOHSALE.-Sharp'sLonfc' Range Sights, good 
as new ; will be sold cheap for cash Address 
B.. care Forest and Stueam. Aug 14, It. 

Wholesale Agm 

Street, N. Y.; Si 
street. Phila. 
Sent by mail o; 

la- Brucn & Hobart, ZU Fulton 
tith, Kline &. Co., 309 N. Third 

WANTED.— Two throughbred red Irish 
setter pups, dog and bitch. Also well brok- 
en bn.od bitch in whelp from some celebrated 
dog. Address with full description, pedigreeand 
price, which must, be low, W. w. COOXEY, 
"—anna, 111. Aug-21 It 


O South the coming winter can have their dogs 
boarded during the summer, and broken on early 
fall shooting, by an expert. Terms reasonable, 
and satisfaction guarateed. Reference given and 
required. Correspondence solicited. Address 
A. WINTER, Cairo. Thomas county, Ga. mayiSff 

WANTED. — A pair 01 partridges to train 
young dogs. Address Lock Box 87, Leba- 
non, Pa. jy31 4t 

f^Mlantou* ^dtwtisemetttg. 




No smoker should be without 
them during the heated summer 

They equal a small cigar made 
of the finest Havana Tobacco, 
and, unlike other cigarettes, con- 

No Injurious Paper. 

For sale by all first-class grocers, 
druggists, and cigar dealers. 


Camping and Mining Stove. 

JUST the thing for people camping out 
for a short or bong time. FOUR SIZES ; pri- 
ses REASONABLE . Send for descriptive circu- 
lars, with prices and terms. 





788 Broadway, New York : 

84: and 86 State street, Chicago ; 
17 South Fifthst., St. Louis. 


Fine Silk and Felt Hats. 

Zt) sale or exchange for Spot tins Implements. 
The finest I. red and fastest in America. Every 
dog warranted. L. il. WOODEN, US) Bowers 
Block, Rochester. jug-i tf 


A PAMPHLET compiled from "Stonehengo's" 
newediti..n oi "Dogs of the British islands," 
and containing the "pel 11 is' by which every breed 
,. i-ed in thiscouutrynnd England, to- 
gether with a description of the same. For sale 
at this olHce. Price 51) cents. 

Imperial Kennel 

Setters and Pointers th 
oughly Held Broken. 
Young Dogs handled with 

skill and judgment. 
Dogs have dailv access to salt 
N. B.— Setter and Pointer 
puppies; also, broken dogs for sale; full pedi- 
grees. Address II. c. Ol.P VEB.Ton: "' 

?r, N. J 

Dr. Gordon Stables, It. N. 

Author of the 


begs to inform Ladles and Gentlemen In America 
that he purchasos and sends out dogs of any de- 
sired breed, fit for the highest competition. 

N.B.— A bad dog never left the Doctor's Kon- 
nelB. <Jecl9 tf • 

Made and sold by TAUNTON IRON WOBKS 

CO., 67 Blaekstone street, Boston, Mass. 

New Style, Perfect in Shape, Beauty and 
Strength. Brass Mounted, Car- 
dinal Binding. 

Tested to Bear Over 1 ,000 Lbs. 

Postage 40c. Sample $3. Discount to Camp 
Meetings, Clubs, Picnics, etc. Agents wanted. 



Twine House Established 1845. 
The Travers Hammock, combined with the 

Folding Frame, is a superior Spriiip Ged. A com 
mon strap passed through the rings is all tha t ia 
necessary. The cheapest and neatest thing for 
hotels, boarding houses, etc. 

Sportsman's Resort, 


EMredfiuWmn Co,N. T. 


Louisiana State Lottery Company. 

THIS INSTITUTION was regularly incorporat- 
ed by the Legislature of the State for Educa- 
tional and Charitable purposes in 1888, for the 
term of twent v-tii e years, to which eon tract the 
invfolable faith of the State is pledged, witha capi- 
tal of $1,000,000. to which n has since added a re- 
serve fund of $350,000. 0ALE8NOB 
POSTPONES, llf.'th Men ihlv Grand Distribution, 
New Orleans, Sept.!). 1,857 prizes ; total, $110,400; 
capitals, $30,000, $10,000, $5,000, etc. 100,000 tickets, 

two ($2) dollars bal i Ddollar. Applyto 

M.A.DAUi; '"'deans, La., 

jylT 2t 

JAL'i'tlllN, r. u.>ew u 
e at 319 Broadway, New York. 


\i i 


Messrs Samcet. Gerbt & Co. : _ , . , 

^^Tlotion ("SAPANULE") manufao 

but I have done so to myself, and liuve recti'. ■-.'. uu 

. I . :, ";■ : , ila.U l-"'c- 

MEBB1 Fo. S s"fveml yefrll have°been troubled with a hut 


FocTtTn Ave., Cor. 22d St., New York, March 4, 1879, 1 

...,~ l 1 ... r,.-.+ ™1 a„,l nn^afl.V.n t.-, Qiitilff it tit rhp llit 

>u has been given mi 
idinte relief. Beingi 
t Itself, and, in then 

FotniTiT Ave., COR. ~~u ST., iNew i orK, Marcn i, joisu i 
for the purpose of testing its curative effects on mankind and animals 1 have not yet had occasion to apply it to thc^latter, 
P >lf,Ihave every reason to believethat brute creatures wouW e^enenee aunUar benefl^romife^.^JSooieQ 

- on my face under the skin. I™ mm 9 
hea™and the skin smooth. 1 have also found it very strengthening. ShaU a lways ke 

,■-.!". :':- .i \:oe .eU'.o ' .l-'.'.o.liiict ........ 

ind it to the patronage of aB having need of relief from 
ng " SAPANULE " in water whenev 

ashed my face. After using two large bottles, ray ooui- 
MBS. W. H. KINSLEY, 158 West 22d St., New York, 

FROM Hun. 
8AMD OEN-rLEMT ; v: I was troubled with a lame back of eight month:-, standing'. At times the pain , 
mended it P i or rheumatism, and it has always proved a success. 1 o u can rerer tc 

ME-saits Sa.muel. gBB«T * Cg^J la w hieh settled all over me. For three days I sufferred intense pain and 

tJ£SS^%^l£S&S8X8^^2ffiffi &A&& a portion in a hot bath. In thirty minutes I w. 
NUL T'he proprietors will furnish over one thousand testimonials, ift desired, from reli able persons who have used " 3APANIJLB" and like it. 

Sllui| Wo - 1 deoidedto try " SAPANULE " ^^JI^^^^^ii^^fT' 

. of body and limb. Was fearful I 

as well as ever before in my Ure. Too 

Truly y 

would have a fever. By advice of a 

, much cannot tic said In praise of " 3APA-- 
N. DBMS. 5U West 23d St., New York. 

PRICE, 60c. and 81.00 per bottle. 
SOLD BV ALL »KaG<fe»X8. 

SAMUEL GERRY & CO., ProDrietors, 237 Broadway, N. Y. 



3j!trlrt miff goat luiUkrss, ©tr. 
Sailing Canoes 

- \xn- 

Small Open Boats, far Hunting, Fishing, 

nr Pleasure Rowing. 


For illustrated circular, address 

maytf Canton, Si . Lawrence Co* N . V. 



JOHN D. COUOHTUY. P. O. Station H, N. r. 

SUITABLE for Yachts, Dingers, Sports- 
men, and family use. (folds Up less than six 
inches thick. Light, cheap. <rnm;, portable ; line 
model. Send for circular. See Forest and 
Stream, May 22. for full description. 



Nautical Literature 

And Yacht Photographs, 

A full line ot English and American Photographs, 
on hand. Agent for J. J.Wheeler, Yacht Photog- 
rapher, Isle of Wight, England. ju24 tf 


Ship and Yaclit Builder, 


SHIPS AND YACHTS of all classes built 
in best manner, and of best materials. Plans 
and specifications ; it reasonable rates. Repairs, 
Docking and Spars. 

Kefers by permission to Henry Steers, Esq., 

Practical Boat Sailing. 

A Concise and Simple treatise on 

The Management of Small Boats 
and Yachts, 

&Jth Explanatur; Chapters M Ordinary Sea 
Manoeuvres, i !, I -,.■ oi Sails, Holm, and An- 
chor, and advice as to¥ hot is proper to 
be done in Lifferent eoiergrencies, 
suppleiLiei-'ed hv a Vocabu- 
lary of Nautical Terms. 

IS-jr Douglas 3?*i-.E«,5s«s.:r-. 

Classic Size, ft, with numerous diagrams and 
Illustrations, a ild by all booksellers, and sent 
by mail, post r < : ■■,-.. a-o ,.f price. 


Publishers, Boston. 


riMXESCOPES, from :? 4.00 up. 

J- Marine Glasses ... 10.00 " 

Field Glasses 10.00 " 

Opera Glasses 3.00 " 

Pebble Eye-filasses 2.M " 

Barometers 6.00 " 

Pocket Compasses 1.00 " 

Steering Compasses 1.50 " 

Sextants, Quadrants, Binnacles, Logs, etc. Tar- 
get Telescopes, showing- bullet marks at 1,000 yds. 

AND BOOKS. Send stamp for price list. 

rc. mf,kr«,i;s sons, 


V . . , — 

aHadit nnfl goat g}ttUafr$, sti. 

"E"ctoln.t lOviilciex*, 

Cor. franklin and Clay Sis., Groonpoint, L. I. 

VACHTS AND BOATS of all descriptions 
JL constantly on hand and built to order at 

lowest market rates. 
Alterations and repairs promptly attended to. 
Prices and specifications furnished. 

jfportiswen'j! (Baafls. 

Boat Stlx±Xc3L©:k», 

P«ot or ISStli St., Harlem, TV. "V. 

BUILDER of single and double-scull 
shells, pair, four, and eight-oared shells, 
barges, gigs, and Huh boats of nil kinds. Fine oars 
and scuHs. Fine boats always on liaini. Orders 
executed upon short notice at lowest rates. Shnd- 
oic and Nautilus canoes a specialty. Accommo- 
dations for boats and oarsmen. 

Send Stamp for enclosed Circular. ian30 ly 


Yacht and Boat Builder, 

37 I»eck Slip, iVe-w- York. 

CABIN YACHTS, Steam Launches. Open 
Yachts, and Sailboats or everv description 
for racing or cruising, at lowest rates. Also, Row 
Boats, Shells, and Club Boats. Boats and vaebts 
f or export a speciality. Oars and sculls of nll'kinds. 



Isiip, I.. I. 

BUILDER of yachts Comet, Niantic, Sa- 
gitta. Onward, Windward, and many others. 
Vessels hauled out. an cl reunion arid all oration p ex- 
ecuted at low rates. Several fine yachts for sale 

Models "and Specifications furnished at 
moderate rates. 


Sharpie, with none of her faults. Isarery 
fast boat, either under saii or steam. Draws but 
a few inches of water. Does not pound or spank, 
and is a splendid sea boat. 

Finely finished Cabin YacTits, 40ft. overall, 
bnilt and outfitted, ready for cruising, $600 
and upwards. All sizes at equally low rates. Also 
light draught Stkam Yachts, and full working 
drawings tor Sharpies at short notice. 
Specimen yachts always on hand. 

THOMAS CLAPHAM, Roslvn, L.I., N. Y. 



The beet made goods in the world 
Write for Descriptive Catalogue, 
and slate the sort of garments and 
material desired. 


Washington, D. C. 

gyattmtn't <&tio&%. 



The most, complete lamp fo r 

Sportsmen or Boatmen yet 

produced, combining 

Hand Lantern, Dark Lantern 

Camp Lamp, Staff or Boat 

Jack, Head Jack, etc. 

Send stamp for Circular. 



65 Fulton street, N. Y. 





Sporting and Camping Oils, 


India Rubber Goods of Every Description 


Send for Price List. 



Rubber MTg Company, 


Goodyear's India Rubber 
Glove MTg Co., 

488, 490, 492 B'wny, cor. Broome St., / 






Rubber Goods of Every Descrip- 

Send for Illustrated Catalogue. 







Tobacco and Cigarettes. 



Long Cut, 

"MILD"— Rare Old Virginia. "HA R1'BI"-Rmv ,_,<,! /Vnyi.a; ami ruyima. Ne-nr Comblnn- 
ons of these Fragrant Tobaccos. ALWAYS VI' TO THE UTA NO A I?R N',.r Tir:4 1'riz.- Mrtlnl*. 
aria, 1S7R. Peerless Tobacco Works, WM. S. KIMBALL & CO., Rochester, N, s. 

It la Impossible to remain long sick when Hep Bitters arc osed, so perfect are they in 

For Weakness and General Debility, and as a preventive and ci 

T Fever and Ago., nothing equals 16V 


Folding Canvas Boat. 

<t fiafaing, dock hunting, explc*- 
1 board, oars, paddles. 



The best thing in the market 
for hunting, fishing.canoeing, 
B?^ snow-shoemg. etc. They are 
fPj^^^__ easy to the fcet,aud very 
Sȣl\ durable. Made to order 
mi n variety of styles, and 
warranted the gentttrw 
article. Send foriHnstntted circular. MARTIN S. 
HUTCHINGS, P. O. c.x.KW, Dover, N. H. (Sttcccsl 
eor to Frank Good,) Bradford & Antuoky, 
Boston Agents. 




Masonic, Odd Fellows, Knights Pythias, Eastern Star Pins, Rings and Jewels 


Shooting, Rowing, Athletic, Firemen's, College and School Medals, 


We have the largest stock on hand of any house in this country, and do more business in chis line tthan any 
}ther house. SEND FOR lXLCSTRATIiD (AT.ll.OCTE, 35e. 

jN. M. SHEPARD, 150 Fulton Street, New York. 


AH the Army Corps Badges on hand and Manufactured at Short Notice 






m tub 

Moiit Comprehensive and Accurate Cyclope- 
dia of American Sport, 


Price $3, Postage Paid. 


For sale at office of Fokest and Stream, 111 
Pulton Street, New York. Dealers supplied by 
Qrauge Judd Coin puny, JM5 Broadway, New York. 

To American Anglers. 


Deroted to Angling, River, Lake and Sea 
F bliing, and Fish Culture. 

Sixteen Paoks Folio. 

!Pi»ice Twopence. 


Vul. ITT. commenced with the number for Jan. 

under uew mnnngement. The Gazette is the 
only paper in the English language entirely de- 
voted to AngUng, Fish Culture, etc. 

Free by post ONE YEAR for 12s. Cd. or 
83.25 in P. 0. 0. or U. S. Postage Stampf 
to any address in the United States. Half 
a year for half the price. 

13ff~A oopy of the current number aud pros- 
pectus can be had (post free) by sending 6 
cent* in V. S. Postage Stamps to the Mana- 
ger FISHING GAZETTE, 1 Crane Court, 
Bleet Street, London, England. mart tf 


The Two Spies ! ! 

LEONIDAS PARKER, a Union Spy, and 
JOSEPH P. lIAKMAN.ii Confederate Spy, 
are the author.-^.r the above book, which.forliter- 
ary merit, historical iiitcn-st. truthfulness, easy 
and pleasant style, thrilling im Idents, anecdotes 
and the genera! of the inner-workingrat 
Washington, Richmond, and at the headquarters 
gf the contendlnn armies, is second to no work 
ever published, ttyouwanl to v. ml of dangers 
aud rtiOieulii.-.-. captures and escai 

dered pa 



booksof sue' 

I will send a oopy of '-The Two Spies" by mail 
fox SI.7S. Order* f..r live copies and upward 
flUed for 81.40 cash, and shipped by express. 
. BSTDisamiH] Soldiers. -M i,e,- Union or Confede- 
rate, uan have a cop* o\ mail Eor SI. 50. 
Address II. U. NKWsoM, 

I'ninkliututi, N. C. 

Field, Cover and Trap 


Now and enlarged edition, containing instruc- 
ttons for glass ball shooting, and chapter on 
Breeding and Breaking of Dogs by Miles John- 
son. For solo at this office. Price $3. 


For sale at this office. Price $3. 


FOR 5-certt stamp, or with handsome 
chrome picture of poultry for 25 ets. 
mayStf Box IS, Delaware City, Del. 

(Stajstf gaits and Wmyz., 


Last Patent Target Thrower, 

Witu Improved Spring and New Rubbee 


Patented May 7, 1878, and April 22, 1879. 

THE only rotating trap that throws every way, 
or can be made to throw in any diMrtd direc- 
tion, oi-;that can be made to throw every way, ex- 
cept a f shooters and spectators, all of which are. 
covered by the above patents. Remember you 

for circular. Price $10 at factory , No charge for 


General Agent, 
Cazenovia, N. Y. 


The Most Efficient. 
Throws Balls in any Direction. 



Photo's 5 Stamps— 5 Pence English. 

S. JONES, Lord Derby Street, Audley, Black- 
burn, Lancashire. England. Acknowledged the 
cheapest and best made. Noi e ■ .-, e- , , 1 1 ,. , - v.- i , i„ , , , , 
name-plate. Jones' £0 Gun is the cheapest, 
Double Barrel. Breech-Loading, Central Fire, Re- 
bounding Locks. Left Bun-el i 'lacked Hore. Over 
000 sold this season is a proof of its cheapness, etc. 


nPRAPS from $2 to $12, Balls at 90 cents 

<5t«$s gtatig Jittrt ©tap. 





For Wing practice. They 
can be had from all gun 
d -aiers. Headquarters 
for Glass Balls, HA- 
GERTY&BllO'S., No. lu 
Piatt street, N. Y., or 
158, South Clark street, 
Chicago. For Traps— 
ark, N. J., or at Bo- 
gardus' Headquarters, 
158 South Clark St., Chi- 
cago. " Field, Cover and 
Trap Shooting," the only 

book ever published by a market Hunter, can be 

had at the above address. Price, &2. 


Improved Glass Ball Trap. 

ekllff, gVfflmuttittutt, <&tt. 

*-» c *.:s Mn ^ 



'HE best and most complete trap ever 
ide. Itisalwav- .-. ■ ... 

shooting, as a rotating or stationary. Either 
spring Is set and sprung independent or together. 
The single trap is too well known to need com- 
ment. We have hundreds of letters from sports- 
men and dealers in sporting goods, attesting their 
superiority. Price ot traps, single, $9; double, 
Sit- HI-'.MiY ('. SOI.'IKKS. Sole Eastern Agent, 
1 Corilnndt St., N. Y., to w' 
East should bo addressed. 

i all orders it 

For Trap Shooting with Glass Balls 




Forsale by nil dealers in Sporting Goods, or at 
the manufacturers. 

Cor. Paterson and Fulton Sts., 
13 Paterson, N. J 


* tfflfla w % 




^ IRA A. PAINE. ^ 


Awarded the Medal of Progress and Grand Diploma at the American 
Institute Fair, 1878. 

A sweeping reduction inpriee. Ask vour gunmaker for the FEATHER FILLED AND TAKE NO 
DTHF.U. NOTICE TO DEAUEHS.— Owing to the great demand for the FEATHER 
FILLED BALL, we will from this dale par strict attention to our factory and the careful produc- 
tion of the ball only, and hav- u i-- r, -I in- well-known house of HAOERTY BROS. & CO., 

110 Piatt Street, New York, us our authorized agents, to ivb, .ic uud i i ■ ,.-:i ; ..a: 


Office of the Bohemian Glass Works, 214 Pearl Street, New York. 

attention, Sportemen! 

Kay's Improved and Perfected Ball for 1879. 


J. Cypress, Jr.'s Works. 


Price $5 toy Mall. 


Columbia Veterinary College. 

The next course of Lectures will begin 

OCTOBER 1st, 1879. 
Enterprising young men who intend to become 
physician*, have here sat opportunity to properly 
aualify themselves to enter a lucrative t , j-j: , ot o 
medicine in aa extensive held, iu which there If 
little or no oompetldon. 
For eitalugue, address 

a. n. BATES, l>. V S-, 
Dean of the College, 

SITE, 34th St., N. Y. 


HAVING succeeded in producing a Ball for professional and amateur use at the trap, 
we offer the same with the following recommendations, viz: In breakage, the equal and supe- 
rior to any glass; buibo-ina. v, beiaa of an exact uniform thickness of l-30th of an inch, is superior 
to any blown material : Durability, is not affected by their solubility ; Residuum, ran be used any- 
where, and ou finest lawns, leaving neither injurious or unsightly refuse. Packed in barrels by a de- 
vice peculiar to us, a breakage in shipment. For particulars see circulars. Price, 
S3 per 100. AUorde,. [i I, ire ..or A. B. KAY & CO., Newark, N. J., Manufacturers ot 
Buck and Heavy Drop Shot, Cartridges for Long-Range, viz.: Deer, Duck, and Geese, $3 50 per 100 ; 
also. theJChip or Expansive Concentrator, $1 25 per 100. A box of 50 sent on receipt of 75 cents by mail. 



DEAR SIR :— We tate pleasure in notifying; all admirers of 
that we have introduced a COMI'OSITIONTARUBT HALL for '!' 
in every particular. It has been thorouva'- cc-rcd by many of the 
cue ■'lie all as the only- --ierlV-et and uncle _ obi ' ;i-g,?t Ball iu 
uniform ill weight and snuidu.-d size, and when broken leaves no dc hi 
live ilti v-s and acts as a FEUT1 LIZER. They can be used cm La v i ;- . > I . 
by doing mciv with the danger and annoyance consequeut in using ( 
ml orders. Drafts or V. 0. ' h-dei- must m-company ail orders. 
to send for Sample Bo: " - id Circular free. J. 

PRICE LIST- I'er-thousand, $13. No chai-ge for packasres. Address,, PA.. May 36, 1879. 
Target and Ball Shooting 
■ap Shooting that is perfect 

cliiia -ic.jl^ii'cc c.i 

.-,-:, . i 
•-, but will EYAPORATE m 

I.- u I- I 1 . II- IS, tlli.-.V- 

ass Halls. We are now pre- 

' -.': lib. 

II. AVATJGH, Inventor 

CARVER TARGET BALL CO., Greenville, Mercer Co., Pa. 


TViuner of London " Field " Gun TriaL 

OF 1879. 

Distancing all his Competitors-Greener,Maleham 

(Scott's), Lesson (Webley), and the 

Wholo Competition. 

" In the second class for I6-boresMr. Green dis- 
tanced his competitors in all the threo classes, 
beating Mr. Greener's l:.'-bore by 33-28 points— a 
most marvelous performance truly. In the third 
da- b-i . .'-:-.,i ,--.■- G i. i ain cat. the win- 
ning 13-bores. "—Editorial London Field, May 10. 






In the world. 

Sizes, from 6 to 1 6 Bore. 

Equal in finish, symmetry of outline, and mate- 
rial, to the tinest English guns, and at 
more reasonable prices. 
The Sneider Kelxmndioa bock used, the only re- 
bounder with which missttres will not occur. 


Pin Fire Guns Changed to Central Fire. 

Muzzle Loading Guns Altered to Breach Loaders, 

Clark & Sneider, 

214 West Pratt Street, Baltimore. 

Send for Hlustrated Catalogue. 

* FOR 




Breech-Loading Shot-Guii. 


Rebounding Lock. 
Chokebore Barrels. 

For olose, hard shooting excels all others. Ex- 
tra heavy sua i ---- ueeialty. Send stamp 

for circular. TUCK, Manufactu- 

rers, Hatfield, Mass. 



«>m— ^B < *.i.i,Mj > »A«JA*,fl.--a 

^ U -3..\C-..VCCCI'AS.0 






* .CHICOf ' 



Sportsmen's ®ootts. 


Rubber Wf g Company, 


Goodyear's India Rubber 

Clove M'f'g Co., 

488, 490, 492 B'way, cor. Broome si., 







Send for Illustrated Catalogue. 

£DWten«tt*i8 !<Mtcs. 


TO Oi3'fca,- , w7^a,- 

GATION Cd'S STEAMERS, to or from OT- 
TAWA CITY. Tin ( ":tpit:il ill II"- Doliiinioii may 
be reached from MONTUCA 1., h\ I'.lf riUAT. 
leavinp,- daily ai -<:li> a.m.. ami from ITUCfc'- 
0OTT (opposite Ofrdenslmrjr, on the St. Law- 
rence, the n< lint w Inn- 1 In- e real st ream of Ameri- 
can travel diverges), by St. L. & O. Ry. Kvcry 
Tourist should make the trip UP or DOWN the 
River Ottawa. The scenery of the Ottawa River 
is very picturesque, ami has been compared to 
the famous "blue" Danube; the approach to 
Ottawa City bv the river is g-raud in the extreme, 
and unsurpassed. The steamers of this line arc 
new, confortable. and well-appointed. 

First (laps Fare from Montreal to Ottawa. . .$2.50 

Keturn Care from Montreal to Ottawa 4.00 

A. W. SHEPHERD, Pres't, 



Jack, Head Jack, etc. 
Send stamp for Circular. 


65 Fulton street,- N. Y. 




The best made goods In the world. 
Write for Descriptive Catalogue, 
md state the sort of garments and 
material desired. 


Washington, D. 0. 


Fishing Pants,Coals,Leggins 





Sporting and Camping Outfits, 


India Rubber Goods of Every Description 


Send for Price List. 


#pavtottim'0 ij&mU$> 


The Pennsylvania R. R. Co., 

Respectfully invite attention to rhe 


afforded by their lines for reaching most of the 
TROUTINC i F: CO f RSES in the 

Middle States.* lines bi ing CONTINUOUS 

EROM ALL IMPORTANT Pi") I. Vi'S, avoid the dll- 
flcultiesand dangers of re'shipment. while the ex- 
cellent ears which ran eve: the smooth steel 
without failure or injury. 

Pennsylvania Railroad Company 

also reach the best localities for 


in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. EXCURSION 
TICKETS are sold at tl Company in 

-. : ie , r:i " i i:'"[ 

-"'*"tm """^IVV IMTQ'PIIW VrTATATl?r,TT A ci T ,.l 

Trout Fishing, Wing Shooting, and Still 

Also, to 

S0UAN, and points m d SEY COAST 


L P. FARMER, Gen'l Pass. Agent. 
Frank Thomson, Oen'l Manager. teblT-tf 

«*-' Springfield, White Mountains, Montreal and 
intermediate points. The new palace steamer C 
B.JSfurtham leaves Pier IS, East. River, daily (Sun- 
days excepted) at3l\M. A passenger train will be 
raiting on the wharf at New Haven, and leave 
f orSpringfield and way stations on arrival of boat. 

NIGHT LINE— The The Continental leaves New 
York at U p.m., connecting with passenger train 
raiting on wharf at New Haven, leaving at 5 
. Tickets sold and baggage cheeked at 914 
Broadway, New York, and 4 Court street, Brook- 
lyn. Excursions to New Haven and return, SLOT. 
Apply at General Office, on the pier, or to RICH- 
ARD PECK, General Agent. 

To Hunting and Fishing Parties. 

The Pullman Car Company 

new can? " DavyCrocket," and "Izaak Walton," 
which are fitted up ».: I dining k >m and iritch- 
:■ ; .i . -apartments, lavaiuries,«te., also pro- 
vided willi racks and closets for guns and Hshinsr 
tackle, ami kennels for dogs. ' ~^rZ ' : " 
.Dia,y-raui«, j-ales and oilier desired iniormaiioii 
furnished on applicatioi is Sen'] BupfcP.P.C. 
Co., Chicago. 

$imttomm'» $0Mteis. 

St. Louis, Minneapolis 


Through Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars 

between St. Louis, Minneapolis 

and St. Paul. 

Burlington, C. Rapids & Northern 


TWO PASSENGER TRAINS each way daily, be- 
tween Burlington, A tier ao Minneapolis, 
crossing and connecting withal] Last and West, 
Laines in Iowa, running t lire o-u seme of the finest 
hunting grounds in the Northwest for Geese, 
Ducks, Pinnated and Ruffed Grouse and Quail. 
Sportsmen a r ta ken good care of. Re- 

'IMM'-M flj i,.: ,,, ,;- M;i ■._-,; , i' i I 1,1- Mm | M , , , I,,,,! 

Ma/, .m .,, ■:■._■! i;|, i., i a" , ,! ■;;■,■ ,1. . ' 

C. J. IVES, 
E. F. WlNSLOW, GenT Passenger Agent. 

General Manager. tf 



June 15, 1879. 

TRAINS WILL leave Hunter's Point, 
Bushwick and Flatbush aves., cor. Atlantic 
Avenue, Brooklyn : 

8 30 Grec-npoini and Sm; Harbor Mall. 

S 00 Patchogue, Babylon and Rocka way Mail. 

10 00 Pin ' ■!!.■ ■. ,•;,.:■ ,,;,,, 

11 00 Babylon, Merrick, Koel- -a v. ay and way. 

3 30 Garden City, Northport, Glen Cove, etc. 

4 00 Greenport, Sa.ur Harbor Express (Garden 

4 30 Babylon Express— Wail St. to Babylon,! 
hour and 20 minutes. Patchogue. 

4 30 Pini li il, i i i dway. 

5 00 Babylon and way. 

5 30 Locust \ alley. Glen Cove and way. 
s !i : i ',:,.' in i nodatioil. 

6 30 Northport, Glen Cove. 

7 00 Merrick Accommodation. 


M. 6 00 Greenport, Sag Harbor, Tort Jefferson. 

9 00 Garden City, Hempstead, Port Jefferson 
and way. 

1 30 Garden City and Hempstead. 

7 00 Gardeu City, Hempstead, Northport and 


To Sportsmen and Tourists : 


X Co.'s Excursion Halo Book " for 1879 is now 
ready i r, , , n., s ,_,,{ this hook and information as to 
mm iiiM ,,.,,,] Lkduiifj aruuuds can be ob- 
tained of 

T. P, CARPENTER, Gen. Pass. Agt. 
junl2 3ia Atlantic Dock, Buffalo, N T. 

Chesapeake & Ohio R. R. 

The Route of the Sportsman and Angler to 
the Best Hunting and Fishing 
Grounds of Virginia and 
West Virginia, 
Comprising those of Central and Piedmont Vir- 
ginia Blue'Hidfre Mountains, Valley of Virginia, 
Alleghauv Mountains, Greenbrier and New 
Rivers, and Kanawha Valley, and inedndnia, n 
their varieties of frame ami tish, deer, bear, wild 

1 ,, Ivi'V ', Wild illlelt a , :-'i ■ mi 'Ml, -' I ! i I ■■ r M "Mr,! 

eoek.'mouiri."!'. i ■■ ai da " ' loa ii m : i-n-i, a.i 
Guns, fishing- tackle, and one dog for each 

a iMMil, earr.M, free. 

The Route of the Tourist, 

through the most beautiful and picturesque sce- 
nery of the Virginia Mountains to their most fa- 
mous watering places and summer resorts, 

The Only Route via White Sul- 
phur Springs. 

Railroad connections at Cincinnati, with the 
West, North v, a ,i 1 : m invest, ; at GordonsvUle 
with the North and Northeast ; and at Richmond 
and Charlotteville with the South. All modern 
improvements in equipment. 

Gen. Passenger and Ticket Agent, 
may8 ly Richmond Va. 

iwwuts, waAQtwte tMtStwfi&m* 

Wild Fowl Shooting. 

boats, ha 

cd ' 


ground li 

by himself li 'his -j 
leed. Address W J 
NovH M 

Sportsman's Resort. 


ffldred,Sullwan Oo,N. Y, 



Betterton Wharf, Kent Co., Maryland. Com- 
modious, elevated, well ventilated. The host 
perch fishing locality on the Chesapeake Bay. 
Boats, bait, and boatmen provided. Bathing ex- 

,.|. a r. I- rl d |.a d ■ im,| - i, m, ,| | 
Aim, -, ,' ■• a I Id, i m|mi:," ' ' ar ■ a. a a a 

Steamers or P. W.&B.R.H. Hound trip tickets. 
Terms moderate. Address as above. 


SAJND acres, well storked with quails. Two 
hours from Washington. Comfortable lodge; 
horses and servants. Correspondence invited. 
J. R. BAYLOR Greenwood Depot, Albemarle 
Co., Va. 



r PHE first-class steamships Carroll and 

J.. Worcester, will leave T wharf, Boston, 
for above ports, every Saturday at 12 M. 
Through tir principal points in 

Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. No freight 
received after 10 A.BI. on day of sailing. Ship- 
pers must send witli receipts the value of 
goods for Master's manifest. For rates of 
freight or passage inquire of W. H. RING, IS 
rwliarf, or < >. : . . ' : ? I Vashington 

street. F. NICKEKSON & CO., AgOntS. 

Old Dominion Line. 

THE STEAMERS of this Line reach 
some of the finest, waterfowl and upland 

shooting- sections in the country. Connecting' di- 
rect for Chineid. aane ( 'ulilds Island, and points 
on the Peninsula. City Point, James' Biver, Cur- 
vitaek. Fl, -•■" in ih'i "•»' mounts, am s eouiii i ,, ,d 
Virgiuia, Tennessee, etc. Norfolk steamers sail 
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Lewes, Del., 
daily, except Sunday, at 3 p.m. Full informa- 
tion given at otlice, 197 Greenwich Street, New 
York. sep38 ly 

Hottfe anfl §wxt$ Uv gytxtwrn. 

Indian Riyer Hotel, 

* ' A. dirondao ta. is . » ' 

GOOD accommodations at prices to suit 
the times. Pleasant drives. Fine boat ing. 
fishing and hunting. Store in connection with 
: ismens' out- 
fits, provision! nidackK. R. 

. m : ., . I mm ;. | ,., .' MM. M, S.Mlia 

id/,,, •■ k.i 1" ', a ,, ,. • ; lis. Hamilton 

Co., N.Y. jylOIlm 



Has no Equal in Canada, 

Arid few if any in the United States, for elegance, 
comfort,reasonable charges and good attendance. 


jellBm Proprietor. 

Pleasant Besort for Similiter Boarders, 




Tata) cars from Hunter's Point, Long Island 
Railroad. Terms easy. 


Bromflcld House, Eoston. 


MESSENGER, Proprietor. 

gwftmt, (&it. 

J a B.Crook&Co., 

Fine Archery, 

50 Fulton street, J\ T eu< ITOrJc. 

Aqenls fur Thomas Ahlred of London, 

Manufacturer of the Finest Archery 

in the World. 

Below find list of English and Spanish Yew 

Bows. ar-dlUMA-r a mi a- a i edi r.s in la da 


Cents Spa nisli Vow Bow, 52 lbs., very 

choice S7S Oft 

3 CmCM- Ml, > rivl'.ira-s.l:i,.'.ii,«liis.. . dd 00 

I " " '• " 40 lbs 50 00 

1 " " " " 53 lbs 40 00 

3 " English " " 43, 81, 53 lbs.... 50 00 

2 " " " " 44, 4S,lbs 40 00 

4 " " " " 43, 40, 40, 50 lbs 35 (10 

2 " " " " 43, 44. lbs ISO M) 

1 Ladies' dpanish few, 33 lbs 35 (XI 

~ " " " S8aod 33 lbs 30 00' 

1 la , ' idas ,,-di " 33 lbs 25 09 

2 " * " 25 ami 31 lbs 20 00 

2 '1 " " 27 and 30 lbs 18 00 

1 " " " 30 lbs 17 00 

Res! Cent's* La neov.-ooil. +n to at lbs 11 50 

2d Best •' " 40 to 54 lbs 8 50 

lies' Ladies' " 22to301bs 8 50 

2d Best " *' 21to281bs 7 50 

did lhe ■■ [., .,,-, ,-„ .ad,,, Bags,and allgpodS 

warramei] as re] a-esented or the i :il ,rao returned. 

Send check, P. o. order or registered letter, and 

will lam our beat al '-n.ii.n i. .. ,1„ nt C. O. D. 

J. B. CROOK & CO. 

Improved Archery Bows. 

Patent Raw Hide Backed Bows. 


Lance, Lemon and Snake Wood, 


Call, or send for Circular. JOHN W. SUTTON, 

fin Liberty street, rooms 13 and 13. 


Maurice and Will. H.~ 

Q0MHD \N CYOW aw -^-> 

t .\.r\M«M 



Tac.Hussey v sArchery Score Books, 


For sale by dealers, or of 


lies Moines, Iowa. 

Eacli Book 50e. Eacll Club Book §2.00. 


English Archery, Lawn Tennis, 
Cricket and other sports. 





Just, received an Inyoieo of Yew Bows, ranging in price from 



_.. ,-. ,. . . TI T * --, JUftl.i I '.■t.'i." VI.'M ,1.11 111 ', '.rii'M I.I). iljrw 

50 Fulton Btreet, N. v. i QaQ.dn to |75,C0. ■■ - 





No. 26 Mur ran Street. N. 1'., 

Sole Proprietors and Manufacturer! of 


No.l to 7. sironirest nit-! cleanest made, in sealed 
1 Jb. canisters. Higher numbers ji . bOj 
recornruended'for breeeb-loudiiig guns. 


. Por water-fowl, strong and clean. No. 1 to 5, 
io metal kegs,fii lbs. each. ai I i nistersof lands 
lbs. each. 


The best for rifles and nil ordinary purposoa. 
Sizes. I'd. FKii rind PI'' Ft S.tln- last I the finest. 
Packed in wood and metal kegs oi 3/, lbs., 13i lbs. 
nndiij lbs., and in oonistersnl I lb. and 1 lb. 

Allot the above give high velocities and less 
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the "ChaniplOD Wing- Hunt of the World." 

Blasting Powder and Electrical Blasting 

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Safety Fuse, Frlotional and Platinum Fuses. 
Pamphlets, showing sizes of the grain by wood- 
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The Most Popular Powder in Use. 

a:-d in 1801, hare maintained their 
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ry lino 



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A quick, strong, and clean Powder, of 

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N B-fso none but DCPONT'S FG or FFG 
Powder for long ; range rifle shooting. 




o Powdo: 

Nos. 1 (fine: 
gj ii.. kegs. 

land p 


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•s "American Sporting." 
ft (coarse). In 1 lb. canisters and 

: ,. a mi": .'I-' II. en' ip- 

■,ortiig. Weil adapted toshotguns. 
id's '-.Duel; Shooting." 

Nos. 1 itinc i to 5 
and 61 and ill. 
clean, shontnva 

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EFFG, FFG, an 
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packed in 1 and } "IP. 

In ll> 



mfixt. The FFFG aaM I I G arc laconic brands 

for ordinar;; sporting, and the "Sea Shooting 

FGiethe standard Hilie Powder of tlie country. 

Superior Mining and Blasting Powder. 

Tlie above can be had of dealers, or ol' the Com- 
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a very sovoro i 
seta o"f double 
times without 
scratches, alth 
handling. I o; 
and perfoctioi 
from continue 

American Standard— Eagle Brand. 


ind Stream :— New York, Jan. 13, 1870. 

asked by many of your readers as to the merits of TIN-COATED 
" ' :-o to say tha't I consider it the best shot I have over used. I have Riven it 

sin, i m v ii, i. ill i ,.o jli Jar. .:■ a a. I a ,viiii ,:. In ila n mm el, I used two 

of 10 and the other 13-bore, and each single barrel was discharged 1,-Vm 
o cleaned. The inner surface of the barrels is bright and free from 
oting I used them until they became so hot that they would not bear 
ne any case of ordinary use which could so severely tesl the cleanliness 
'oatinir and its freedom from, injury bv anv heat vrhicii could over result 
B8 pfl he gun. A. H. BOGABDUS. 

', Idi 


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For Forest and Stream and Rod and dun. 

HUNTSMAN awake! for the light frost gleams 
Through the rosy mist, in the dawning beams ; 
And the noisy ooot and the answering rail 
Are heard afar from the golden swale. 

While the mallard quaclcs, in the fallen grain, 
To his greedy mate, us she calls again. 
And the dun grouse, proud as an Indian king, 
Shakes the diamond dew from his mottled wing.l 

The sw. 

!d ,i 


ubble glebe, 
grebe ; 

te ft 

r the 

em toflj 


Is the s 

Then up and awake, for the eomingibreeze'. 
Has kissed the lips of the trembling seas ; 
And arouse and away, with a hunter's zest, 
Ere the morning sunbeams shame thy rest, i 

For list I 'i is the pheasant's roilingldram,' 
On (lie old beach log, by the murmuring rill, 
Where the red trout leaps when the roses come. 
And the spotted fawn lies scentless and still. 

And staunch old Bess, on her kennel-chain, 
Has snuffed the air with her dainty nose, 
And whines for a range on the lowland plain, 
Where the snipe lie close when the south wind blows. 

The squirrel too, from her eovert now, 

With a bold, free lea]), in the startled wood, 

Has seared from then? roost on the breaking bough, 

A mighty flock of the pigeons brood. 

And away they sweep to the azure dome 
To join, in their long and restless flight, 
The clamoring geese from theirjirctic home, 
Or the swan in her robe of angel white. 

And all the earth's'glad, jubilant throng 
Eejoice, for the task of the year is done ; 
And Hen von above reechoes the song 
Of a labor passed aud a triumph won. 

Then btuitsmau wake ! for the winter blast 
Will whiten the bier uf the autumn dead ; 
And the snows of thy life will come, at last, 
When all of its brightest hours have fled. 

R. W. H. 

For Forest and Stream and Bod and Gun. 

fhaoting in Jj[mnce, 

THE game bird par excellence of France, and the one 
affording the most pleasure to the sportsmen, i3 the 
prerdrLc grise, or gray partridge. The opening day varies, 
but they may be shot on and after September 1st, which 
is generally made a holiday by sportsmen, albeit not a 
legal one. 

These birds are large, swift of wing, and lie well to a 
dog— as well, if not better, than our common quail. They 
are found principally in wheat and buckwheat stubble, 
and when disturbed are apt to seek seclusion and safety 
among lire vineyards, where, indeed, they are perfectly 
safe, since no one with less " cheek " than a book or light- 
ning-rod agent would think of pursuing them, at the 
same time running the risk of destroying sonic worthy 
man's harvest. 

The opening- day of "78 was the 1st of September, and I 
: self with a pleasant party among the first to 
take advantage of it. The evening of the 31st of August 
found us domiciled in a farmhouse in the south of France, 
and preparing for the next day, loading cartridges and 
cleaning guns being the principal occupations. Old 
Jacques Dufete, our host, himself an ardent sportsman, 
was relating to us his past experiences and promising us 
good sport on the next day, in the meanwhile raising our 
hopes to the highest pitch of expectation with his glow- 
ing accounts of the number of partridges. "Messieurs," 
said he, " those of you who are not ready at four o'clock 
to-morrow morning remain xt home." The dread of such 
a misfortune was enough. Suffice it to say we were all 
on time. 

Jacques, with his gun and dogs, greeted us as we 
sleepily tumbled down stairs in tho early grey of the 
morning. Which were the most remarkable, the" dogs or 
the gun, would have been difficult to say. The gun was 
a relic banded down in the family for ages, and as for the 
dogs, one unacquainted with the duration of a dog's life 
would have imagined them, equally old. Many a time 
that day I longed for some of my own setters at home in 
America. Almost every bird was flushed, such a thing 

l it consequenoe of 
lie dogs the shooting 
between us to kill 
had any good dogs 
illy increased. There 
to know what 

as pointing the birds being very rat 
this little disagreeable peculiarity o 
was very wild. Still, we uianag 
something like thirty birds". Had 
this number would have been mate 
are in France but few sportsmen w 
a really good dog is. Can it be that sport is not one of the in- 
bred attributes of the Gallic race. Who ever heard of a dog 
show or field trial in France ? And yet, although much 
has been said in opposition to these exhibitions, it cannot 
but be confessed that they have done wonders for the 
breeding of dogs both in England and America. At any 
rate, both these countries are so far superior to France in 
their breeding of hunting dogs as to be almost incom- 

But to return to the subject. The first birds we found 
were flushed in an old buckwheat stubble situated on a 
side-hill between two pieces of woods, thick with under- 
growth and covered with a reed-like weed that is very 
abundant in some parts of France, When the birds got 
up we w r ere not near enough to do any execution, so altera 
few "Sacres alliens /" which greeted the performance of 
the dogs, we marked them down in the woods and pro- 
ceeded. But by this time thoroughly disgusted with the 
dogs, which from politeness alone we will call setters, 
"though to all appearances they had as much setter blood 
in them as Mark Twain's jumping frog," 1 determined to 
walk them up myself, feeling confident that in this way I 
would be more successful. While the others were fol- 
lowing the dogs I set off in another direction, where I 
had marked a pair of birds. The event proved my wis- 
dom, for I managed to bag this pair, while the rest of the 
party were in vain pursuit of the dogs, each one striving 
to keep as near them as possible, knowing by experience 
that that was the only way to get a shot. These birds 
seem to breed twice. I judge so from the fact that several 
times we put up coveys wherein were the old birds and 
grown young ones and, besides, several smaller birds 
scarcely able to fly, and too young to shoot. It seems 
a remarkable fact "that the old pair should raise one brood, 
and that they should all have remained together while a 
second brood was raised. 1 should like to hear of a 
similar experience in this country, 

There is a way of shooting these birds in Franee, in- 
dulged in to a great extent by so-called sportsmen. I 
mean torch hunting at night. A more pernicious and 
destructive practice it would be hard to find. The modus 
operandi is as follows; A covey having been discovered in 
a field, the farmer — for they are the ones most addicted to 
this kind of sport (?) — goes to work to build a small 
hiding-place out of limbs and twigs, covering it over with 
leaves and soil, so as to make it as inconspicuous as pos- 
sible. Choosing a bright night, he repairs to the field, and 
concealing himself in his house awaits the arrival of the 
birds, which is indicated to ltim by the little chirping- 
noise which they give when running together for the 
night. With his gun by his side he watches and waits, 
and he may even smoke his pipe without fear of fright- 
ening the partridges. When he has good reasons to sus- 
pect that the birds are around him he. deliberately lights 
his torch, and by waving it to and fro attracts the atten- 
tion of the birds, which approach him, seemingly fas- 
cinated by the glare of his torch. When they have ap- 
proached" near enough he shoots, and very frequently 
bags almost the entire covey. He never gets another 
shot. Once fired at in this way they forsake their former 
roosting-place, never to return. 

This style of hunting, called " La chasse an. feu," is the 
bete now of all true lovers of sport in France, and much 
has been done to stop it. The fact that it is against the 
law only lends an additional zest to the amusement. 
However, it is certainly a most barbarous practice, and 
would long ago have exterminated the partridges were 
they not protected, at least to some extent, by the short- 
ness of the open season. The farmers argue that they 
might just as well have the birds as anyone, and as they 
shoot to sell, they go about it hi the manner best adapted 
to obtain the greatest number with the least expenditure 
of powder and shot. As these perdri.e griscs are worth 
from five to seven francs, or from $1.00 to $1.50 per pair, 
it is a great temptation to shoot them. 

In the course of my hunting I have often come upon a 
piece of ground admirably situated for partridges, and 
have been surprised to find no birds. The mystery was, 
however, generally cleared up by the appearance of one 
of these little houses, and surprise gives way to indigna- 
tion as you kick over the house fa thing all sportsmen 
would naturally do), and recognize the fact that the birds 
are gone the way of all game — either shot or driven 

It was too early in the season for this kind of hunting 
when we were out, and consequently we found a con- 
siderable number of birds; Had we been a month later 
the place, no doubt, would have been entirely depleted. 

I should much like to see this bird imported into 
America, and should watch its progress with great inter- 
est, having no doubt of the result. They would breed 
well and prove a great addition to the game birds of (he 
United States. W. D. 

New York, Aug, 15th, 

For Forest and Stream and Bod and Gun 



Dear Mr. Editor .-—Inclosed please find a map of the 
town that boasts your name. This drawing is a true 
representation iti every respect and will give you a tol- 
erably clear idea about the looks of the place, You will 
notice that a water-course of no mean proportions (the 
South Branch of Two Rivers) meanders its sinuous course 
along the eastern and northern boundary, forming several 
islands and peninsulas, with twists and turns innumer- 
able. The town-site itself is prairie, but on the other side 
of the stream, down to the water's edge, is a heavy 
growth of primeval forest, affording shade in summer 

id shelter and fuel in winter time. Through the south- 

estern part of the town passes the St. Paul, Minneapolis 

id Manitoba Railroad. 

Hallock is the county seat of Kittson County, which 
occupies the northwestern corner of Minnesota, It is 
bounded on the north by the Canadian Province of Man- 
itoba, on the easl by the Red River of the North, on the 
south by Marshall County, and on the west by that great 
unexplored wilderness which in the north part of the 
State, extends all the way to Lako Superior, The topo- 
graphical features of this county do not materially differ 
from those of the Red River Valley in general — an even, 
smooth, flat prairie, with a soil of unsurpassed richness. 
It is abundantly watered by Two Rivers and its numer- 
ous tributaries, which, ultimately united into one stream, 
empties its waters into Bed River. The South Fork is 
the largest of these water courses and has plenty of fish 
— pickerel, pike, black bass, catfish and several other 

As far as nature can make it Hallock is a pretty place, 
to say tho least. As yet, only a fine, promising baby, to 
be sure ; but such I take it, was once the case with every 
Hallock from time imrnemdrial. For an infant of two 
months' existence it is uncommonly strong, vigorous and 
thrifty, owing to the tender care and watchful nursing it 
receives from the following sponsors: Peter Daly, Esq., 
who in his person unites the offices of Postmaster, Regis- 
ter of Deeds, Notary Public and mine host of the City 
Hotel ; Thomas Newcomb, who represents the commercial 
interests of the town ; Capt. H. Eastrom, County Auditor ; 
Wenzel Newes, County Assessor and lumber-dealer ; Sid- 
ney F. Austin, County Surveyor : Mr, Stack, who keeps 
for sale botlli'd lager and segars, and kuows how to pre- 
pare lemonade "with a stick " in a way most grateful to 
tho returning hunter or land explorer ; H. Brown, rail- 
way agent, telegraph operator and representative of the 
American Express Company. Nearly all these gentlemen 
have their business houses on Pacific avenue. En the 
suburbs, their several residences surrounded by "ample 
grounds," an local' -d Messrs. Robert Thompson and E. 
W. Jadis, the County Commissioners ; O'Connel, McLeod, 
Hall. Eric, Norland. These are the earliest pioneers of 
Hallock, the starters of the embryo settlement — 
" Genus unde Latinum 
Albanique patres, et alta mcenia Rouue," 
and I take pleasure in giving their names here as refer- 
ence for the future historian. 

Our infant Hallock is so far very strong and healthy. 
It has nothing to fear from the measles, whooping-cough, 
diphtheria, or other maladies to which infantile life is 
heir. But other clangers may threaten. Whether it will 
grow up to vigorous manhood and thus realize the ex- 
pectations of its early guardians, or share the fate of so 
many other Western paper-towns, time only will tell. Qui 
vivaverra. It has this much in its favor, however, that it 
is located in the geographical center of what is destined to 
be one of the richest fanning districts in the whole North- 
west, and has first-rate railroad facilities from the start. 

The name given to the place we think appropriate. For 
here is " Forest ami Stream,"— here is the most ample 
opportunity for the use of ".Rod arid Quil." Here you 

wdl find one of thegreatest game resorts on this continent 
and stooked with a greater variety of animals and birds, 
objects for the hunter's pursuit, than can be found any- 
where else within a single county. Or tell me, if you 

can, of another region where the moose, elk, cariboo, 
deer, bear and the large northern hare, the sharp-tailed 
and the ruffed grouse, woodcock, snipe and curlew, with 
ducks and geese by the thousand, may be found within a 
reasonable distance, and such a place reached, with all 
the comforts of sleeping and palace ears, within four days 
journey from the City of New York. 


If coining from the East or South, find your way, the 
best you can, to Chicago. There by all means take the 
Chicago and Northwestern Road to El Ray, and thence 
the Chicago, St. Paul and Minneapolis Road to the cap- 
ital of Minnesota. By my own experience 1 can vouch 
that on this line of railroad yourself and your dogs and 
other belongings will be well taken care of, Landed i» 
St. Paul it may be worth your while to rest a tew days. 
and in the meantime take a look at the sister cities of SL 
Paul and Minneapolis and notice the young aud vigorous 
life there developing. Nor will you regret to make short 



visits to the enchanting lakes m the vicinity— Como, 
Elmo, White Bear and Minnetouka, now thronged by 
Is of tourists in search of health and recreation, 
Filially, you must not forget to give a glance to the falls 
Of the " laughing waters " (Minnehaha) and the hoary bat- 
Hements of old Fort Snelhng. 

Having duly seen and enjoyed all this, being rested and 
recreated to y<-ur heart's content, and feeling that pecu- 
liar itching in your trigger-finger with whi< I ' 
hunters arc so familiar — being thus in mind and body, I 
Bay, take the St, Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Rail- 
way. This is the St. Paul and Pacific under a new name, 
bat with the old story of which We have so many 6X- 
* n pies in the West and elsewhere, Enterprising and 
patriotic men project a line of railroad through a wildcr- 
n?as hi order to draw immigration. The money is bor- 
rowed and the road built, but at first hardly pays running 
expenses, much less interest on the bonds. Foreclosure 
proceedings follow, ami the road Bills into the hands Of 
the bondholders, In the case in question, alter years of 
vexatious litigation, the transfer was made by amicable 
•ettlement. A new company was formed under the 
above name and with tin. 1 following strong team at the 
helm : George Stephen, of the Bank of Montreal, Presi- 
dent ; Norman W, Kittson, of St. Paul. Minnesota's earli- 
est pioneer, Vice-President, and James 1. Hill, our young 
and wide-awake business man, General Manager, Such is 
the story in a nutshell. Le Roi est mart . Vive le Roi ! 

The train leaves St. Paul S o'clock P.M. Daybreak next 
morning will find you in the valley of the Red River of 
the North, and the whole of that daj you will pass along 
through this famous valley. There is nothing pi burei que 
about it. flour after hour you are carried over a smooth, 
Bat prairie, here and there interrupted by cultivated holds 
or narrow belts of timber, bordering small tributaries to 
the main stream. But you travel over the American 
" valley of the Nile," one of the richest spots on this con- 
tinent and destined in a not very distant future to send 
out one hundred million bushels of wheat to feed the 
starving multitudes of the did world. And do not think 
there is any exaggeration in this. One single farmer 
raises this year 400, ODD bushels No. 1 wheat, and still this 
valley is hardly yet touched by the plow. There is room 
for all who may wish to come. J. S. 

For Fbrwt and stream 'ok' Baa ana 6m> 

Q EVERAL days previous to the -1th of July, 187—, we 
^5 had organized a small party, consisting of Dr. B., 
"Win. C., Ben B. and myself, to take a fishing excursion 
down Sugar Creek, in Parke County, hid. Rut by the 
time our arrangements were completed a heavy rain set 
in and prevented our starting until 13 M. on the M, when 
the tain ceased and the sun drove away the mists. We 
then loaded our guns, fishing tackle, fish-box and camp 
equipage on a Mr. Ce wagon, he having agreed to haul 
our heat and selves to our destination. Wo then proceed- 
ed to the Wabash River, al Rejd's IV it;, , where we backed 
the wagon into the river and ran the boat on the running- 
gears of the wagon. We then pufcour trails into the boat, 
crossed the river, and started for Bryant's Ford, on Suga] 
Creek, some twenty -five miles from the mouth of the 
ereek. We drove along as rapidly as the muddy i, Lil i n 
of the road would permit, until after dark, when v. e ir- ,\ .■ 
up to a farm barn, about four miles from the Ford. We 
sent the Doctor to the bouse, as he was the talking man 
Of the party, to secure permission to occupy the barn for 
the night. Doc returned and said that '• the old gentle- 
man was not at home." We then sent him hack to secure 
the desired permission from the women and to gel them 
to make us some coffee : but while he was there the old 
gent came home with a load of salt. He said we could 
occupy the barn, but we must help him unload the salt. 
which we cheerfully did ; and then, Inning received our 
coffee, we repaired to the barn for supper and lodging. 
After eating a hearty supper from our mess-box, we 
spread our blankets on the bare Hour and retired. We all 
enjoyed the shake-down splendidly, until we ceased 
talking anil all became quiet, and the Doc had gi 1 asleep | 
then the rats came out. And sUCll swarms of rats I And 
such squeaking and running over the floor ! ft was fright- 
ful. And finally a large rat jumped on the Doe's face. 
He sprang up with a yell equalle 1 - Snb| by a Sioux Indian 
in his war paint. W e had a hearty laugh at his expense. 
In the morning we were Up before daylight, and hitching 
up our team we started for the Ford, where we arrived 
about 7 o'clock, We stopped on a gravel bar, and while 
part of the patty unloaded the traps and boat, the rest 
built a firo and prepared breakfast, whioh consisted oi 
chicken, young rabbits (that we bad shot the evening be- 
fore), biscuits, butter, jelly, cookies and good strong cof- 
fee, and to which we did ample justice. After breakfast 
Mr. C. started home with his team, and we launched our 
boat and rowed up the creek a mile, where we found a 
high, rocky cliff, with large piles of rock in the creek. 
We concluded to go into camp here and try for bass. We 
obtained some nice fresh minnows, and by noon we had 
a fine string of the beauties, which we put into our fish- 
box— ruade of wood and wire screen, and towed behind 
our boat— and so kept them alive and fresh, We had fish 
for dinner, and after resting through the heat of the day, 
we caught another small string of bass, and we were hav- 
ing a splendid time. But toward evening I discovered 
that " there is no rose without a thorn." An old, misera- 
ble, decayed tooth began to ache, and I could not eat any 
supper. "That night we slept on a sand bar, under a eot- 
tonwood, and again the Doc was destined to be disturbed. 
About midnight, 1 was lying awake nursing my tooth, 
when a large owl lit in the top of the tree "<, er our heads, 
and uttered the usual " Hoo-hoo-to-hoo | " The Doc sprang 
up into a sitting position with " Uo ! what's that '.' " And 
again we had the joke on him. At daylight I told Doc I 
could not stand the toothache any longer— to get his pul- 
licans (lie having his dental instruments with him), Isat 
&iwn astride of a log, and Doc laid my head on his knee. 
X twist and a pull and the tooth was out. 1 looked up, 
»»d otj the opposite side of the creek, on a cliff a hundred 
feet high, Stood a man that lived close by, watching the 
operation w)th eyes and mouth open to their fullest ex- 
tent. I managed to eat a little breakfast, and then after 
C. and Doc baa procured more fresh minnows v , 
our fishing, which lasted until ten o'clock, adding 
(fcwawrt mow flut hw» to nt box, We then loaded our 

camp equipage into the boat, and started down the creek 
for the twenty-live mile ride, singing " Pull, Bailors, pull 
for the shore, ' We caught a few more bass during the 
four-mile run to the Narrows, which ia a long, deep, nar- 
row stretch of water, with high, Bolid sandstone banks on 
both sides of the creek and spanned by a single span of a 
covered wagon bridge. Many places the water has worn 
away the rock until it forms a high overhanging shell, 
under which we moored our boat in the shade and fished 
out in the stream. We rested here about two hours dur- 
ing the heat of the day. From the Narrows we ran to a 
ravine called Turkey Run, passing some beautiful scenery 
on the way, consisting of high, towering rocky cliffs, 
some perpendicular, others gradually sloping back from 
the water, all covered with hemlock, cedar, oak and vines. 
Upon arriving at the mouth of Turkey Run we tied up 
and explored it, and found it a large, winding ravine, 
about 300 feet wide, and running back about one-half 
mile, with a spring braneh running down the bottom. 
The sides were perpendicular sandstone rock, 2a to 100 
feet high. Many places on the face of the rocks are cov- 
ered with names, cut into them by parties picknicking 
on the table-land above the ravine, which is reached by a 
single-span covered wagon bridge. After spending a 
pleasant hour and a half hero we proceeded on our trip. 
That night we camped on a large flat rock that extended 
out into the creek. After eating supper C. and I put up 
the tent, while Doc and B. went to a neighboring wheat 
field and "borrowed " a shock of wheat, upon which wo 
made a capital bed, and on which we slept soundly. At 
break of day we were up. and while 0. and I packed up 
the kit. Doc and B. carried back their borrowed wheat to 
the field and shocked it up again. We had a splendid 
run during the cool of the morning, and by nine o'clock 
we arrived at Eockport Mill, where we met a party pre- 
paring to start home that had been fishing at the" dam 
for a few days, but they had not had the success that 
we did. 

A kind young fanner hitched his team to our boat and 
dragged it around the dam. We then again embarked. 
and, while running about three feet from a steep bank, a 
large line striped four-pound bass attempted to leap over 
the boat into the water beyond; but not making a suc- 
cess of it, it fell into the boat. The Doc grabbed "it with 
his hands and saved it. it was the finest one we had 

Arriving at the mouth of the creek on the Wabash at. 
noon, wo stopped and cooked our last fish, and a f tor rest- 
ing two hours we started for a hard two-mile pull up the 
river to Reid's Ferry, our starting-point, where we arrived 
at four o'clock, July 6th. The ferryman kindly hitched 
up his team and hauled ourselves and equipage home. 
So ended a very pleasant trip, which we hope to repeat at 
some future tune. R. P. S. 


Editor Forest ore) Stream:— 

The long looked and wished for fifteenth of August hue arrived, 
or rather the afternoon of the fourteenth, und one of the best 
parties ttnit over Joined hands on a hunting excursion are setting 
t lieii-ijunsa ad traps together preparatory to setting on the hull ting 
ground, that evening for an early shot at the birds in the morning 
The party is composed of Dtok ltlehards, our driver, u thorough 
sportsman and wit, our chief of police. T. Woodward, disre- 
spectfully called by tho rest of the party, " Old Baldy." Dan 
Chamberlain, a young lawyer who has just purchased a line new 
brooch-loader, and never loses an opporl unity of cleaning and 
fussing over it, and last of nil, your humble servant; all of us 
good shots and jolly fellows, exoept possibly, the lust mentioned. 
After getting all the necessaries in the -wagon, not forgetting 
the Jug to carry water for the dogs, you know, we make u brave 
start". That very necessary auxiliary to a hunt— a moderate 
rain — accompanies us. When about three miles out of town tho 
dogs of war are let loose, and In loss than five minutes no are 
among tho birds. Tho atmosphere is heavy and not a breath of 
wind Is stirring. The birds lie so close thai it is almost impossible 
for the dogs to find them. Yours truly is trying to pacify the 
horses. There rises a covey of birds about twenty rods to the 
loft, and coming directly towards us. Baldy blazes away at them 
and hits us. We raise our voice and tell him gently to be more 
rai-ciul next time. The words aro scarcely out of our month 
when we got tho othor barrel. We expostulate more gently 
than before, but no matter, he got three birds. When our party 
leaves that field we have thirteen fine birds. We soon put up 
at a furm house, and after the customary Jokes retire for the 
night. Tho next morning we aro out bright and early, but the 
pot-hunters RTQ ahead of ua,and we are obliged to return homo 
with only thirty-flvo birds. While coming in a seeker after infor- 
mation tubed US what we got,. " dot back," promptly answered 
Dick, and that is all the information the seeker got. 

About twenty hunting parties left our town on tho fifteenth, 
and each bagged from twenty to fifty birds. Tho grouse shooting 
here Is splendid during tho entire season. Woodcock shooting on 
tho bottoms can't be beat, a hag of twenty being common for 
one hunter in a forenoon. E- EC S. 

Haetinae, ftflmiWa, -i'tih it"". 

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v ♦ 

THE history of American fish culture is nowhere more 
aptly illustrated than in the restoration of salmon 
to the waters of the Connecticut River. Wo have here 
the three stages of primitive abundance, subsequent de- 
pletion and artificial restocking. 

When the English Settlers, first came to New England 
they found in the Connecticut and its tributaries great 
numbers of fine salrnon. The fish penetrated to the head 
waters and spawned in Israel's River and the Upper and 
Lower Ammonoosuck. Down to the last century salmon 
were caught in the Connecticut and sold for fifty cents 
each. But hi 171)8 a high dam was erected just below 
Miller's River, which so effectually shut the fish away 
from their spawning grounds, that within a dozen years 
they were ftlmoft exterminated, It was not until mora 

than half a century later, in 1869, that the first lot of sal- 
mon f ry— two thousand— were artificially introduced into 
the river. In 1870, 80,000 more were planted; in 1873, astill 
further supply of 150,000 ; in 1874, 458.000, bosidea 160,000' 
put in by Vermont, 271,000 by Massachusetts, and 800,000 
by New Hampshire. In the two successive years this sup- 
ply was further increased by plants of 500,000 and 300,000 
making the total for the last four years about two millions 

But the labors of the Commissioners had been by no 
means confined simply to the planting of fry, Not less 
important than this part of their work was the providing 
suitable fish ways over the dams, and here it was necessary 
to carry through tedious law suits, compelling the manu- 
facturers to furnish a passage for the fish over their water 

In 1874 aud 1875, tho first evidences of success were seen 
iu the Karinington River, where smelts were seen and 
caught in the vicinity of the spot where the fry had been 
planted. In the following year, three fine fish were re- 
ported as caught, and a dozen more in 1877. Finally in 
iiinoii in great numbers began, towards the end 
of April, to enter the river, and were caught at various 
points from its mouth to the Holyoke Dam. Before the 
lllh of May, ono hundred had been raptured. On the 
7th of June, a fifteen pound fish was captured, and on the 
11th, a "twenty pounder" was netted; the largest re- 
corded by the Commissioners was one of 22 lbs., 8 o/., 
caught at Chester. The total number of salmon caught 
during the season may be estimated at 500. These returns 
naturally gave great satisfaction to the Connecticut State 
Fish Commissioners, who had been working nearly ten 
years for Buch a result. The successful culture oi sahn.CS 
in the Connecticut was thereby demonstrated as an assured 
fact. With proper legislation and a moderate expendi- 
ture each rear tor artificial spawning, supplementary to 
the natural increase, there exists no good reason why the 
salmon of the Connecticut should not always furnish 
cheap and desirable food. The necessary legal enact- 
ments, which WOUld insure temporarv protection to the 
fish, have been overruled by thennwise efforts of the fish- 
ermen, who stolidly maintained a skepticism of the utility 
of the Commissioners' efforts. Now that artificial propftt. 
gation has proved effective, these same fishermen evince 
a more sensible regard for protective measures, although 
they still embarrass the would-be protectionists and sad- 
ly hamper their work. The inefficient and unfair legis- 
lation of Connecticut in regard to protecting the fishing 
industries of her sister States has long been a reproach, 
which lie commissioners have been as yet powerless to 
remove. The merits of the case have before this been re- 
ferred to m our columns. 

From the Thirteenth Annual Report of the Fish Com- 
missioners, now before us, we. learn that for various rea- 
sons, but chiefly for lack of suitable appropriation, the 
artificial hatching of shad at Holyoke has been discon- 
tinued, and a consequent decrease' in the catch may be 
looked for. 

The work of the State in the culture of land-locked sal- 
mon has already been detailed in this journal by Com. 
Wil. H. Hudson. 

The report closes with a plea to the friends of fish 
culture and game protection to secure the appointment in 
their respective towns of efficient and responsible wardens, 
and then to themselves " boldly assume the odium of im- 
couraging and siistaing the wardens in their disagreeable 
duty of enforcing the law ;" a consummation devotitlv to 
be longed for. Fish culture and fish protection must go 
hand in hand. The man who takes fresh salmon from 
the stream, when the law says no salmon shall be caught, 
must be put ou a level with the man who surreptitiously 
takes pickled salmon from a grocery store. 

McDonald Fish-Way, — At last we have a cheap and 
practicable fish-way. which it is altogether probable will 
take precedence of all others. It is known as the Mc 
Donald System of Fish-"Ways, and has been adopted by 
the Board of Public Works of Virginia for future use in 
that State. The Lynchburg (Va.) News says of it :— 

" We are indented to the courtesy, of Colonel McDonald, 
the distinguished Fish GorAmissiQner of this State, for an 
opportunity of examining a model of the ingenious fish- 
way invented by him. We saw the water (low down this 
way at an angle of about thirty degrees, tied the current 
was even .tlmirr at the bottom than at the top, nowhere 
being sufficient to hinder the weakest fish from easily 
passing up it. The important features of the McDon- 
ald fish-ways are that they require, not more than one- 
half the quantity of water of any others in use ; that they 
cost only only about one-sixth to one-tenth as much as 
the others, are simpler in their construction and less 
liable to get out of order, and above all are more effi- 
cient in their operations. We hope the day is not dis- 
tant when one of these "ways" will be provided for 
every dam in the State, so that fish may have free and 
unobstructed access to their spawning grounds. By this 
means alone will our streams become what they ought to 
be, an ever failing source of profit and pleasure, The adop- 
tion of the McDonald Fish-Way by tho Board of Public 
Works, was but a just acknowledgement of tho merits of 
a Virginia invention." 


«V — * — 

Bloomsbury, N. J., Aug. l$th,—Mr> Editor .•— "We were 

out fishing in Pike Comity during the last week in July, 
but the trout would not bite. The Saw Creek was so 
very low that the fish were Duly found in the deep pools, 
and would seldom notice any bait, natural or artificial, 
We found in one's stomach a small stone-crab; in an- 
other's a large- green wonn— we did not, know what to 
think of it— when in nearly every pool we counted scores 
of line trout, and they woidd notice no kind of fly or bait. 
Could they have been spawning, or was it owing to the 
low water? The little brooks running into Saw Creek 

ut. and from Red Rock we caught 
Every run is full, and n 

-Creek will become aa OUT i< 

were alive w 

some very tin 
long time beu 
The fishing ht 
stream (Muscr 

g) as soon as possible with trout. 


We will inform our correspondent that there were Bet - 

era! ratsons, possibly, why th« trout did not bit* to t«» 


low-water stream he speaks of. First, the water was too 
warm and tlie fish were sick ; second, they could easily 
detect the approach and movements of the angler and 
were shy ; third, they were probably as well satisfied as their 
appetite required by the wash of food into the holes 
where they were lying ; possibly they were dazed by the 
glare of the sun if they were exposed without shade. 

As to the contents of their stomachs there is nothing 
strange, for trout are almost omnivorous. 

We have long sympathized with the anglers in the 
vicinity of the Museanetcong. who have seen then- favor- 
ite stream drained of its trout. As it is a natural stream 
it would be advisable to stock it with both mature fish 
and fry. It would he worth while to go to considerable 
expense to do so, and to keep the river close for two 
years. Supervisors have power to manage tliis, and res- 
idents will assist them. "When the fish aro put in, care 
should he taken to see that they have been made accus- 
tomed to the temperature of the water. Many fish die 
from a too sudden change from one degree of tempera- 
ture to another. Few breeders are sufficiently informed 
on this point. Millions of fish, both adults and fry, are 
lost annually from this cause. 

Large Two Years Trout.— Blacksburg, la,, Aug. 
] .")//(.— In March Iffft I placed several thousand trout in a 
small stream near this place in which were no fish. About 
throe weeks ago a trout was caught there which weighed 
one pound, Another has been recently picked up by a 
gen tie) nan where it had been left in a small pool near an 
intermittent spring which was fifteen inches long. This 
appears to be unusual growth for such circumstances. 
M. O. Eli.zey. 

^ntnrnl Jjtstorg. 

Migratory Quail. — Advices from Messina, under date 
of June 16th, speak of a rumor that no license will be 
issued for catching migratory quail for export. The 
.-.poi-tsmen of Messina are said to have applied to theQov- 
ernment to stop the netting of the quail, which netting, 
of course, interferes somewhat with the shooting of the 
native sportsmen. Later advices (July T7th) run : "Have 
not as yet heard that any decision has been arrived at as 
regards withdrawing the licenses for catching the birds, 
and hope it was merely a rumor." 

The decision of this question will be of interest not to 
Americans alone, but in England also, to which country 
100,000 birds were sent from Messina last spring. The 
rapid increase in the demand for the birds for export 
has excited the jealousy of those sportsmen in Messina 
who look forward to the annual arrival of the quail for 
the most exhilarating sport of the year, and who conse- 
quently view the quail-catcher and Ids nets in much the 
same light that the partridge-trapper is looked at here. 
It is to be hoped that no repressive measures will be put 
inforce in that little island until a good stock of the lively 
migrators shall have been secured to replenish the de- 
pleted game preserves of this country. 

Migratory Quail— New Harm, Aug. Uith—EJitor 
Forest and Stream .-—If the note of the migratory quail 
1 .\vs, I have found a flock near this city, Three 
loud, clear notes, with a metallic sound ; the first two of 
equal strength and louder than tire third : uttered quickly, 
and repeated three or four times, thus " Whet-whet- 
whet, whet-whet-whet, whet-whet-whet." 

This morning, while passing- along the road to tho light- 
house, about half a mile from the city, I heard the 
above notes coming from two or three birds in a patch of 
sowed corn by the side of the road. They were uttered 
very energetically, and in them you could easily recog- 
nize the tfnibre of the, common quail's voice. I heard the 
bird", running around among the leaves, but could not 
catch sight of a single one. Judging from the sound, 
there were anywhere from half a dozen to twenty of 

I walked through the piece two or three times, hoping 
to raise tho birds and have a look at them, but they skur- 
ried along under the bent leaves and skulked too closely. 
The man who owns the corn had much better success in 
driving me out of the piece than I did the birds ; and, 
although I had to leave, I shall keep one eye on this lo- 
cality for some time and report observations. 

Mark West. 

Our correspondent is correct ; the notes were undoubt- 
edly those of the migratory quail, 

Snake and Toad.— R. H. Dixon, of Canandaigua, New 
York, sends us the drawing of a toad which has been 
partly swallowed by a snake, the head and fore feet pro- 
truding from the snake's mouth and the hind legs from a 
fissure in the snake's throat. Both toad and snake w 
found dead. The question as to what was. the immediate 
cause of the double fatality, may readily be answered as 
to the snake, by stating that he was not able to open his 
mouth sufficiently wide, while the toad kicked through 
the skin of the throat when it was very much distended, 
and consequently thin. 

A Mantis Shrimp.— Mr. Oscar B, Smith, who is spend- 
ing the summer at Whitestone, brought us the other day 
a very fine specimen of the Squitta mantis, family Squil- 
tidae, taken near that place. , Of course, as may be in- 
ferred from its name, .it bears soma resemblance to a 
shrimp, mor«, p*rhap&, than to a lobatir. Th« Squillkls 

are usually found about six miles from shore, where 
the ocean bed ia Bandy. They are voracious, 
active and strike freely with their formidable claws, 
which/with their sharp eyes and threatening attitude, give 
the creatures the character of diminutive monsters— if 
there be such things. 


Cape Rouge, P. Q. 
Editor Forest and Stream : — 

My last number of the paper came duly to hand. And 
here let me tell you that a, friend of mine is canvassing- 
the city for subscriptions to the Forest and Stream, and 
the last time I saw him, two days ago, his success was 
gratifying to me, as I like to see my favorite paper well 
upheld, both in a literary and money point of view, And 
some of the items interested me much. Especially the 
Natural History department, in which I see you mention 
the habits, etc., of the beaver. There was a time when 
these interesting little animals must have been very 
plentiful throughout the whole Province of Ontario, but 
now they are only to be met with in the back woods, and 
there only in small numbers. The last that I know of to 
be found in the vicinitv of civilization are, or were four 
years ago, to be found upon a small stream called the 
Black Creek, running through a thick swamp in the 
county of Perth in the center of the western peninsula. 
The brushwood and undergrowth, for half a mile on each 
side of this creek was so thick that it was impossible to 
get to the water, except at one or two points, and these 
points were runways made by the beaver themselves to 
go to the dams. Of these latter there were no less than a 
dozen, some of them small and not very strong, but two 
or three had stood for years, and what with the growth of 
the sticks used in making them and the constant additions 
made year after year, they had come to such a thickness 
and strength that a gang 'of men with all the necessary 
tools would scarcely clear one of them in a month, The 
largest: of the dams was about three hundred feet long. 
ten or twelve feet high, and over fourteen feet thick, and 
it hacked up the water of a large creek for nearly three 
miles. The raising of the water bv these dams caused it, 
of course to flow oil over the sides of the banks and find 
its way to the stream by other channels, but these the 
beaver followed and confined by other dams, ami thus 
They kept up, until the marsh they formed was impassible 
iu anything but a boat, and that only in the main stream. 
Hero they lived in comparative security, as it was almost 
impossible to catch them, owing to the thick brush, the 
treacherous nature of the footing, and the depth of the 
water. Every fall one or two passed in their checks, but 
these were nearly always shot by the Indians, as they 
were seldom or never molested by the white men. Their 
dome-like houses were plentiful "enough, and are yet, al- 
though now deserted by their busv occupants. They 
were well built and strong, as I can testify, for did not'l 
and Win. Ramsey, of happy memory, try our hand at 
opening one, and gave it up in disgust sometime after- 
ward. Frequently, also, have we pulled down some of 
the smaller dams 'in the evening, to find them all sound 
unci strong again at daylight the next morning, but never 
on any occasion have" I been able to find the animal at 
work, although I have seen them floating motionless on 
top of the water, aftei the manner of the muskrat. The 
smartest motion was Sufficient to put an end to this 
amusement, and in a second a loud blow of the tail upon 
the water and a few ripples showed that the animal had 
left for parts unknown. As a sample of what they will 
cut, I can show any one a tree, the stump of which is yet 
standing, and which is the largest I have ever seen them 
try. Itis a sound, hard maple, with two trunks from the 
one root. One trunk is completely cut off, and the other 
partially so, and neither of these trees are less than eigh- 
teen inches in diameter, and one is much larger than the 
other. It stands at some distance from the water, and 
when felled would have been troublesome to get there, 
but I suppose if not disturbed, the animals would have 
found some means of overcoming the difficultv. I once 
opened a house and managed to find a litter of young, 
which we took home, but .with all my trouble and atten- 
tion they died one by one, and so I lost an opportunity of 
being able to sfudy their habits in confinement. One, 
thing I do know, they are exceedingly clean and neat, 
and during the month that I managed to keep one of 
them, his occupation, when not eating or sleeping, seemed 
to be cleaning himself, which they do somewhat after the 
manner of a rabbit, but more leisurly and with greater 
care. They seemed to eat anything in the vegetable 
fine, but their favorite dainty was a piece of fresh birch 
or sassafras root, and for this they would tug and squab- 
ble among- themselves until all had a share. Dam build- 
ing seems to be an instinct with them, as they would take 
the small pieces of stove wood and any little articles they 
could carry, and put them across a corner of the room or 
under a chair, after the manner of the dam ; and if sup- 
plied with small branches they first eat the bark, if ac- 
ceptable, and then cut the wood into pieces, and piled 
them up with tolerable regularity till they had a small 
wall between them and the rest of the room. After tliis 
they would curl up inside and sleep in a bunch together, 
like" young kittens or puppies. They were very amusing, 
and great were tho lamentations of the smaller members 
of the household when the last one went to the happy 
hunting grounds. In conclusion, I would say that I do 
not know if they breed more than once in a Beason; if not 
the ones I got must have been caught when quite old, but 
very small, as they were got late in the season, and were 
then only the size' of a good muskrat. The fur was a 
grayish brown, as they had not commenced to get on the 
winter coat, which in this climate is a very rich dark 
brown, almost black in the centre of the back. 

An. Sattblk. 

Is Skunk Bite Tomovtovs'i— Editor Forest and Stream: 
— I have noticed in your interesting columns, at different 
.:bne«. various opinions in regard to the bite of the 
skunk. Some assert it is dangerous out West, and others 
that down East it is harmless. I never, heard of but 
one person, and thai b woman, who died from the bite. 
She had a pet skunk, and it bit her la the, thumb (served 
h«r right). I have aleo read of person* being bitMn, or 

stung by the tongue, by snakes supposed to he harmless. 
A man died from the point of the tongue of a little green 
snake entering the ball of bis thumb. I knew a woman 
who died from a rat bite on the arm, and a boy is said to 
have died from a wound made by an arrow another Boy 
had just used to kill a garter shake. Do not ail these 
examples (supposing them to be the truth) substantiate 
the fact that it is rather the. condition of the blood of the 
person [and the temper of the animal— Ed. J injured at 
the time which renders the bites of harmless animals and 
reptiles poisonous, than any poisonous quality of the saliva, 

I have known men who nearly died from a pin scratch, 
simply because their svstemwas in a most unhealthy con- 
dition, 1!. W. H. 


Editor Forest and Stream :— 

It has long been a popular belief that horse-hairs, when 
placed under favorable circumstances, would veritably 
transform into snakes, but the results of scientific inves- 
tigation have long siuce taught us differently. The Gor- 
diacea (hair-worms) aro of distinct sexes, and are devel- 
oped from true ova deposited by the female in long chains 
either in water or some moist locality. After the voung 
are hatched they work their way into the body of" sarins 
insect or animal, usually an orthopterous or coleopterous 
insect. There they live and grow by imbibing the juices 
of their host, and when the adult condition has been at- 
tained they pass out of the body of the insect, generally 
near or in some body of water, for the purpose of breed- 

The male differs quite materially in structure from the 
female, in having the posterior extremity of the body 
slightly cleft. Moreover, the females are' usually paler 
in color. 

These Gordiacea during a dry season frequently become 
dried, stiff, and '-horny, ' and are easily broken ; never- 
theless the vitality is retained (i. e., if the creature is un- 
injured'), and if immei-sed in water will imbibe it and 
shortly become active. 

During the past spring I had the opportunity of wit- 
nessing a Oordius working its way out of the body of an 
insect (Harpalis compar) ; was making its exit with the 
anterior extremity foremost in one direction, and the in- 
sect being alive Was struggling in the opposite direction; 
all this occurring in a small pond. 

A few years ago I also witnessed a Oordius making its 
exit from the body of a Menopomn, near the vertebral 
column. Its manner of coming out varied from the above 
in that its body appeared to form a loop, so that the mid- 
dle of it was first to appear. Sometimes in spring the 
hair-worms are found in great numbers of both Sex'es 
twist el and knotted together, and if separated will be- 
come entwined again. An instance of this was exhibited 
by Professor Leidy at the Academy of Natural Sciences 
a few months ago. H. E. Evarts. M.D. 

Philadelphia,} Aug. 22<7. 

Shad in the Cohvvnw— Astoria. Oregbri, Aug. ~lh 
1879.— I have read with interest the commiuiioation of 
William Lang, of Portland, Oregon, i„ r ,^ :ll ,[ ,,, th „ 
presence of shad m the Columbia, River. I have seen two 
of the three lishes supposed to be shad, have measured 
and observed them carefully and have eaten one. The 
three were caught, not •• drifting," but in a sta- 
tionary fish-trap in Bakers Bay On the W. T. side of the 
river by fisherman in the employ ot J. Williams & Co.. 
Tauzy Point Cannery, near Fort, Stevens, Oregon. The 
trap is inside the bar in brackish water.' The first 
one caught measured 15 inches long. The two others 
caught, tho same weight, a week later than the first, may 
be described as follows: Length, 11 inches; depth? "'j. 
inches; thickness, one-half inch ; number, shape and 
position of fins, shape of tail and outline of Bsh precisely 
like picture of shad in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary' 
color nearly a uniform silver, slightly darker on the back' 
with a single row of dark spois. verv faint, along i!. m 
dian fine, the largest in the middle, the size of aB R 
shot. The belly was armed with a, sharp si, j, ],-e,l : -e ',.." 
tending from head to tail. The scales were rail 
for a fish of that size, being, I should judge, about one- 
fourth of an inch in diameter, with a few along the belly 
niost numerous towards the head, of a larger size, "nearly 

half-inch in diameter. On opening they were found 

flesh win 

destitute of spawn. The fli 
the color of a fresh herring, will 
into flakes, like a fresh cod, foi 
bones of an almost invisible (ii 
nounced flavor of any kind and v 
by the word insipid." It fa clam 
scribe to the shad theory that the 
fish : that being lost outside the m 
they drifted north in the ocean c 
the'eoust until meeting the water 
turned in, according to the instiu 
By others it is claimed that they 
water fish that has not been can 
that salmon fishing has never be 
in salt water before. Having at 
do not feel competent b 
ject ; but if Frank F 


-as about 
to break 
r instance ; was full of 
lencss, and of no pro- 
vould be best described 
m-'^ by those who sub- 
se are the young of that 
outh of the Saeremento 
surreat that runs along 
s of the Columbia they 
rt of that class of fishes, 
ire only a variety of salt 
lit before for the reason 
u carried on so near and 

press an opinion on the sub- 
judgment can be depended 

on, that " the shad is the most delicate of existiug fishes," 
we shall have to conclude that this is some other and 
widely different variety. 1 will say that some time, ago I 
sent a description of theso fishes to Mr. Webber, Commis- 
sioner of Fisheries for New Hampshire, but have have not 
yet heard from him. S. 

The fish are most undoubtedly not the true shad (Alo.m 
sapadissima).—Ev. F, and S. 

Scottish- Amei: re an Athletic Club.— New York, Aug. 
84fft, — Handicap games :— 10U yards dash : First heat won 
by J. S. Voorhees, scratch. 12s.; second heat, W. Chflds, 
8 yards, lis.; third beat, O. D. Smith, 7 yards, l(Us.; 
fourth heat, T, R. Bourne, 5 yards, lis.; fina'l heat, lOis, 
Half mile run; seventeen competitors; J, Randall, 35 
yards, 2m. 9|s. Two-mile walk ; sixteen competitors ; J. 
P. Fox, P. A. G., lm. 80s., won in 17m. 3js, 

—Read Henry C, Squires' advertisement,— \Adv, 



|7r^ ffemul 

H.nv Much May a Dog be Worth?— We often hear 
of fabulous prices asked for dogs, though few persons, we 
say, stop to consider what may be the basis of 
their valuation. Of course a dog, horse or cow, is worth 
wlia t it will earn ; and when we hear of a horse being actual- 
ly sold for $20,000, we immediately go hack to his record, 
and discover him to be a prize winner at the course. His 
earnings are a basis for his commercial value. A cow 
1 1 mated by her capacity of giving milk, as well 
as by her breeding capacity : so that if we propose to buy 
we naturally enter into some calculation as to the 
number of quarts of milk and pounds of butter she will 
afford per annum ; and we also ascertain the average 
duration of the natural life of the horse or cow so pur- 
chased ; and we take into account the risks to which they 
are exposed. In other words, if we invest large capital, 
we look for fair interest on our money. We do not pro- 
irnish well-known statistics here to illustrate our 
position and statement ; they can be had by any one who 
wishes to buy a cow or a horse. 

Now, as to dogs, we are not aware that any such statis- 
tics arc avaOable ; indeed, the capacity of a dog to earn 
the price paid for him, is comparatively limited. He does 
not produce food like the cow. yet he enables his master to 
obtain marketable food by finding it for him and often 
retrieving or catching it for him: neither does lie, like 
the draught horse, carry burdens, draw vehicles or turn 
machinery, except to a very limited extent ; nor does he 
afford much material for high wagers, as bis competitive 
merits are tested only in the pithy patrons of a low order. 
Essentially the dog is more of a luxury than the other 
domestic animals, because his producing capacities are 
less. His average age is less than the horse or cow, and 
his vital risks greater. He is more exposed to accidents. 
and more liable to be shot or clubbed, because he is less 
protected by law. 

We read of such figures as $50,000 being placed upon 
when exhibited at shows, and $5,000 is no un- 
common price. Of course it is understood that these, 
prices are merely prohibitory and signify that the dog is 
not for sale ; yet if the owners of these dogs were inter- 
viewed we would probably find that the actual selling 
figures for their pets would be very high ; so high in 
E&ci as to be utterly inordinate and unreasonable, as can 
be shown by what the dog is likely to produce or realize. 
As an adjunct in shooting, the value of a dog, allowing 
him to be an excellent field performer, depends very much 
more on the length of his owner's purse than on his own 
intrinsic merits, as he might be worth a thousand dollars 
to a man who could afford to gratify his whims and have 
the best, while another could not afford to own him at 
$250. If the killing of game were made a matter of 
business and the dog were credited with his share, say 
one-half of the pounds of the birds killed, we would here 
have an actual value proportionate to the sum realized. 
Say that a man killed game to the value of $500 in a sea- 
son, and the dog was credited with one-half of it, or 
$250, we would have interest on a capital of a little over 
$3,500, which might be said to represent the value of the 
dog, were it not that the duration of his life is extremely 
limited and he is also liable to all sorts of accidents and 
contingencies which woidd render his value nil. Consid- 
ering his use for field purposes alone, therefore, we must 
conclude that a dog's value is just what he will bring in 
the market, be it more or less, as depends upon the pur- 
chaser and his desire to possess him. 

Looked upou from another point of view, that of breed- 
ing, the dog has a distinct value, which is in proportion 
I his or her progeny, and as he or she 
ranks as a celebrity. If a female, the price for which her 
puppies can be sold regulates, in a measure, her value 
We have no doubt that there are bitches in this country 
whose owners realize quite a handsome Little income from 
the sale of puppies. We will say that they have two lit- 
ters a year, and that of each litter five puppies are saved 
and sold at $25 each. This would bring in $250. And yet 
such is the uncertainty of breeding that very probably 
but few of these bitches would fetch that sum if offered 
Celebrated stud dogs have brought the largest 
prices, and produce the largest incomes. For instance, 
the highest stud fee paid in this country is $75 to the im- 
ported pointer Faust, owned by the St. Louis Kennel 
Club. Faust, it is said, cost in England $1 ,350. Mr. Lle- 
wellin paid Mr, Brewis $2,500 for the setter Dash II. It 
is probable that, in both of these instances the invest- 
ments were good ones. Yet how many people would 
scout the idea of paying such prices. 

We have been considering more particularly dogs used 

teld iports, eJtcluding hounds of various breeds. Im- 

mense sums have been paid in England for celebrated 
greyhounds, but here the purchasers expected to cecorO' 
pehse themselves either by stud fees or by winning some 
of the. many rich stakes run for at the numerous coursing 
meetings in Great Britain. Fox-hounds have also brought 
very large prices, the value in these cases being repre- 
«ented by the blood of some strain celebrated for speed 
and stoutness. Probably the nearest approach to a " mar- 

ket value "is that obtained for small pet dogs, such as 
pugs and black arid tan terriers. These being in the 
hands usually of dealers, have prices affixed to them 
which also vary with particular specimens, according as 
they fall short of or approach the standard of perfection. 
On the whole, a dog's selling value may be said to be 
what some one will pay lor him. and. owing to the un- 
certainties of canine life, it is difficult to estimate accu- 
rately his intrinsic worth. 

We have said. Nov? will any reader answer our ques- 
tion, categorically, as first put ? 

A Dog Worth Having.— This is the kind of pointer 
we can recommend to such of our readers as propose to 
emigrate to India or other countries where reptilian mon- 
i popularly supposed to abound. The Leaven- 
worth (Kansas) Times of Aug. 9 says : — 

When Mr. W. T. Lockwood, a young man who lives in 
that part of the suburbs of the city known as Maple 
Grove went to bed night before last, he as usual left 
everything open and slept soundly until morning. As 
is the usual custom, the family sent his favorite dog, 
Flora, a fine pointer, to the room to wake him. .It seems 
that when she got into the room she found that her mas- 
ter had a bedfellow, and she, after groping around among 
the bed-clothes, found something she considered game. 
She, by rubbing her nose over the speaker's face, caused 
him to awake, ami. . .. i ■ -. she could attract his atten- 
tion, "pointed" to another part of the bed. Mr. Lock- 
wood knew something was wrong, and immediately 
sprang out and began to look through the bed. He did 
not proceed far until he found a voting rattlesnake about a 
year old cosily coiled under the cover. The dog stood watch 
while the intruder was captured, after which she showed 
by every means possible that she was glad, and her mas- 
ter fully appreciates that she has just as much sense as 
anybody. ^ 

"The Setter"— Hudson, N, Y., Aug. 16.— In Forest 
AM) Stream I observe advertisement to the effect that a 
setter by Laverack could be purchased at your office for 
$3. If the dog is still for sale and is all right and sound 
please inform me. Please give his age. O. H. O'N. 

We would inform our correspondent that "The Setter" 
is aU right and can still be had for the low price of $3. 
He is well bound and of the right type, is excellent on a 
" stand " (book) and covers the ground perfectly. He 
"points" (a moral in dog-breeding) and "retrieves" 
(errors). In other words, " The Setter " we have for sale 
is Mr. Laverack's book on the subject — a fact which we 
supposed any schoolboy would be aware of on reading the 
advertisement. ^ 

Prizes at Dog Shows.— In a recent issue of the Fan- 
cier's Gazette we find the following, apropos of certain 
awards at dog shows. Some of our own judges and com- 
mittees may find it interesting : — 

Some time ago attention was drawn to the undesirabili- 
ty of awarding commendations in champion classes. It 
was then fairly argued that any dog that had qualified 
for a champion class was, prima facie, a good one, and 
needed no commendation. Now another startling*prac- 
tiee has arisen, namely, awarding equal firsts in the same 
class. We can understand this being done when two 
judges officiate and differ, or a variety class has to be 
judged. But it seems incredible that a pair of dogs can 
be BO nearly equal in merit that a single judge cannot 
separate them ; and an equal first reads very like a vacil- 
lating judge in many instances. 

In the same journal we find the following sensible re- 
marks : — 

Now that the show season is in full swing, scarcely 
a week passes but we read of disappointed and con- 
sequently angry exhibitors refusing a second prize or 
highly commended card. There is something very ludi- 
crous" in the figure a man cuts when he is tearing down 
i in. :. ious honor which is thrust upon his dog, and if 
the delinquents were only to see themselves as others see 
them, this absurd practice of "punishing judges" in so 
childish a manner would disappear. Exhibitors have. 
only themselves to blame if they show under incompe- 
tent, judges, and if they get tempted into doing so, they 
had much better refrain from adding to this indiscretion 
by making themselves the laughing-stock of the show. 


London, Out., Aug., 1879. 

Editor Forest and Stream:— 

By mail 1 send you prize list of the second Interna- 
tional Bench Snow of Dogs, to beheld in London during 
Wi -'• i'" Fair. 

The committee offer much more liberal prizes than at 
1 1 i i i show, and have also increased the number of 
classes, so that now nearly all breeds of dogs will be 

The show promises to be a great success, as many of the 
most noted dogs from the United States will be exhibited. 
Entries close 15th September. Chas. Lincoln, Supt. 

Name Claimed.— Mr. H. R. Bradstreet, of Boston, 
claims the name of John for his lemon and white Laver- 
ack setter dog puppy, whelped October 7th, 1878, out of 
Felt's imported Daisv, by Waters' Dash, both of Salem— a 
very promising puppy. If John is already claimed make 
it John IT. The dog is now in training by Col. W. F. 
Davis, at Kittrell's, North Carolina. 

— Dr. H. B. Wygant; of Foekskill, N. V., claims the 
name Music for his fiver and white ticked cocker spaniel 
do<^ pup, purchased from Mr. J. B. Harrington, of 
Buffalo N. Y. Bred by Mr. J. H. Whitman, Chicago, 
111. Whelped July 1st, 1879. 

— Dr, William Jarvis and Mr. Benjamin F. Clark claim 
the name of Meg for red Irish bitch whelped April 20th, 
1879, by champion Elcho, out of Rose. 



Rule 1. Managers of field trials must advertise the timei 
and place where the meeting will be held, the date of 
closing entries, the scale of points and the names of 
judges, at least thirty days before the trials take place. In 
the event of any judge or judges fading to act, the com- 
petitors shall fill all vacancies, each competitor being en- 
titled to one vote. 

Rule S. Dogs shall be drawn by lot and run in heats, 
the beaten dogs to be retired (except as hereinafter pro- 
vided), and the winner to be drawn and run again. The 
dog winning the final heat in the first series of heats shall 
be declared the winner of first prize. Then the judges 
shall select from among the dogs which have been beaten 
only by the winner of first prize such dogs as they think 
possess sufficient merit to entitle them "to a chance of 
winning second or third prize, and run them against 
each other. The winner among these shall then com- 
pete with the dog that ran the final heat with the winner 
of first prize. The winner of this last heat shall be declared 
the winner of second prize, and his last competitor shall 
be declared the winner of second prize. The fourth dog 
in order of merit to be declared by the judges without 
further running. 

Rule 3. When two dogs owned or trained by the same 
person shall be drawn together, one shall be run only, 
and he with another dog, which shall be immediately 
drawn, and the dog left over shall be drawn again. If at 
the latter end of a trial it be found impossible to avoid 
running two such dogs together, it may be permitted. 

Rule 4. The judges shall order up the dogs as soon aB 
they have determined which is the best, according to the 
scale of points in Rule 5. The privilege is granted the 
judges of ordering up any dog or brace of dogs that have 
not sufficient merit, in their opinion, to get placed, but 
these may be put down again if there is a possible chance 
for them to win. 

Rule 5. Positive points for merit : — Pointing, 30; pace, 
20; backing, 10; styde,7; staunchness, 8; ranging, 5; quarter- 
ing. 5 ; obedience and disposition, 10 ; retrieving, 5 ; total, 
100. Negative points for demerit : — False pointing, 1 to 7 ; 
breaking in (each offence), 3 ; breaking shot (each offence), 
5; chasing, or breaking shot and chasing(each offence), 10. 

Rule 6. No person except the judges, attendants and 
reporters will be permitted to accompany the handlers of 
dogs. Two persons will not be permitted to work one 
dog or a brace of dogs. If from any cause the handler of 
a dog or brace of dogs is disabled to such an extent that 
he cannot shoot, the judges shall appoint a person to 
shoot for lrhn. The handlers of the two dogs shall go 
together as if it were a brace of dogs, so that the dogs shall 
be upon an equality as to ground, opportunities for point- 
ing, &c. No spectators shall be allowed nearer the 
handlers of dogs than seventy-five yards to the rear. No 
person shall make any remarks about the judges or dogs 
in hearing of the judges. Such persons so offending shall 
be expelled from the ground. Should any handler of 
dogs annoy the judges after having been ordered to de- 
sist, the judges shall order such dogs as he is handling up 
and out of the race. The privilege is granted the handlers 
of asking for information or explanation that has a direct 
bearing upon any point at issue. Pending such question 
the dogs shall not be under judgment. Dogs afflicted 
with any contagious disease or bitches in season will not 
be permitted on the grounds. 

Rule 7. Pointing hares, turtles, larks, "stink-birds " or 
bitterns, or any bird generally considered game, shall not 
be deemed a false point. A dog making a false point and 
discovering it to be such without encouragement from 
his handler shall not be penalized. 


Pointing. — The judges will allow only those dogs the 
maximum that point all the birds possible for them to 
point under existing circumstances. A dog to earn the 
maximum number of points under this head must display 
a first-class nose and exhibit great judgment in finding 
and pointing his birds, and make no flushes that a dog 
with the above qualities would avoid in ordinary hunt- 
ing. The dogs are to be hunted in all respects as in an 
ordinary day's shooting. Inexcusable or wilful flushes 
will detract "from a dog's score under this head, but the 
character of the flush must always be taken into account 
in estimating the penalty, if any. The judges must not 
ask the handlers if their dogs are pointing, but must de- 
cide for themselves. They shall always consider the 
nature of the ground, the wind and the birds, and shall 
not penalize a dog for flushing a bird it would be impos- 
sible to point ; the penalty for flushes to be graded by the 
character of the offense. "The judges shall not require the 
handlers to hunt their dogs down wind. 

Pace.— The dog that maintains the fastestjgait through- 
out the trial, except when in cover or on game, to receive 
the full number of points; all others to be graded by 

Backing. — The maximum only allowed such dogs as 
stand or drop instantly at sight of another dog on a point, 
but no dog shall be expected to back unless the dog point- 
ing stands and is motionless. A dog shall not be said to 
refuse to back unless he sees the dog pointing. To get 
credit for a back the dog must stop at least ten yards 
(when practicable) in front of the handler. 

Style.— The judges shall consider the dog's grace in 
ranging and drawing and attitudes in pointing aud 

Staunchness.— The maximum allowed such dogs as do 
not advance from their point when on game until ordered 

Ranging. — The maximum only allowed the dogs that 
maintain the most killing-range throughout, viz., wide or 
close as the necessity of the case may require. 

Quartering.— The maximum only allowed such dogs 
as work at right angles with the handler, unless the na- 
ture of the ground renders such work impracticable. 

Obedience and Disposition— The maximum only al- 
lowed to a dog that works promptly to the gun without 
noise or severity, and is prompt, cheerful and easily 

Retrieving.— To receive the full numberof points under 
this head a dog must go promptly and cheerfully for the 
bird and deliver it to the handler without mouthing Tjr 

False Pointing.— The judges shall giveac-dag ample 
opportunity to discover whether or not be is on a true 



point, and the penalty shall range from 1 tn T for his acts 
throughout the heat. 

,,,; in— Is when a dog. through improper train- 
ing nr from excitement, leaves his position when the 
birds rise, whether the gun is tired or not, and starts to 
break shot or chase, but stops within a few feet of the 
point from which he started of his own accord or by 

Breaking Shot—U when a dog runs in when the gun 
is fired with the intention of getting the bird, and does 
Siotstop at command. 

Chasing — Is when a dog follows the birds, either when 
the gun is fired or not, to an extent to he beyond the 
control of the handler for the time being. 
rrrrv STAKJJS- 

Knle 1, Dogs over eighteen months old shall not be eli- 
gible for the puppy stakes. There will be no points 
allowed for retrieving in this stake. Rules otherwise as 


The rales governing the brace stakes shall be the same 
as used in the all-aged stakes, with the following excep- 
tions : The maximum for ranging shall lie 10 instead of 
5 and the total 110 instead of 100. The braces, to earn 
the maximum for quartering, must cross each other sys- 
tematically and work independently of each other, or one 
dog must quarter the ground on one side of the handler 
while the other dog quarters the opposite side, the dogs 
meeting at or near the centre. Each brace will he run 
separately (instead n{ miming in heats) and be judged by 
the scale of points as laid down and explained. 

E. 0. Sterling, i Committee on 
Patrick Henry. - Field Trial 
C. B. Whitford, ) Rules. 

—P. H. Bryson, Rsq.. of Memphis. Term., and E. F. 
Stoddard, Esq.. of Dayton. Ohio, have consented to act 
as judges for setters and pointers at the St. Louis Dog 
Show The judges for the other classes have notyetbeen 
selected, but will be duly announced, Mauy inquiries 
hare been made as to whether dogs that have 
been hunted will be allowed for want of coat, 
feather and condition. I am authorized to state that in- 
structions will be given to the judges to make due allow- 
ance for the same. The entries close 20th, September, and 
should be made early in ruder to secure admission, as the 
space is necessarily limited. Chap. Lincoln, Supt. 

Hydrophobia— Its Origin. — Monro Union Co., N. C., 
Aug., 1879. — Editor Forest and Stream: — I saw in one of 
your back numbers an article from the great protector of 
animals, Mr, Bergh, of New York, in which he contends 
that there is no such specific disease as hydrophobia, and 
that therefore the bite of a dog, sane or mad, does not 
necessarily infect any person he bites, with the specific 
disease known as Hydrophobia, On reading this article — 
a friend gave me the following memorandum which I send 
you, H. Ssiith. 

" Mr. Bergh and his leai-ned authorities may be right ; 
but the scientific schools, through all time hare been 
so given to tricks and hobbies that they will bear 

•• A farmer in Eastern North Carolina, one day saw a 
beautifxd dog trotting along the path by his house ; pre- 
sently a farm-hand came in. and told the farmer that the 
dog was mad, and had bitten bis young boar through the 
ear, and ha'd also bitten other hogs at a mill, a half a mile 
off. where a hard sense old negro was miller. The farmer 
immediately had a pen made and the boar put into it. He 
then went to the m ill wherethesame dog had bitten aline 
blooded sow nursing a dozen or more pigs, and had also 
bitten several shoats — females not spayed — several months 
old, all of which ran mad and died in a few days. The 
farmer then asked the old negro if it was not safest to kill 
his boar? The old negro said, no : don't kill him, but cut 
h im — (that is, castrate him); for, said he, a cut dog never 
runs mad. The farmer followed his advice the same day, 
and the next winter the hog made two hundred pounds 
of good pork. Some years afterwards, a. young physician, 
without knowing any tiling of this old negro's notion, 
gave it as his opinion 'that Hydrophobia among dogs was 
caused chiefly by want of opportunities to gratify then- 
venereal appetites, because it is customary to kill most of 
the female pups, and to save the males, thereby causing 
an unnatural disproportion of the sexes among a race of 
animals highly prolific. He thought this deprivation of 
their natural gratifications caused the nervous system of 
dogs to become so radically depraved, that they become 
mad, perhaps with some disease akin to virulent erysi- 
pelas, and they could communicate the virus by biting 
other animals. This is popularly known as hydrophobia) 
and believed to lie a specific disease. These notions are- 
strengthened by the fact that dogs go mad both in winter 
and summer, the seasons making but little difference 
in the disease as an epidemic. The evident remedy among 
dogs, is to alter (castrate) enough males to equalize the 
sexes, provided the above opinions are correct." 

— Mr. Christopher Roache's (Natiek, Mass.) pointer bitch 
Lo Lu whelped July 20th seven puppies, sired by Pete, Jr. 

— Mr. A. L. Hawkin's (Media, Pa.) imported Irish setter 
bitch Juno whelped on the 25th of July ten fine puppies, 
sired by Mr. F. F. Fassitt's imported Irish setter dog 
Sport. ^ 

— Sir. W. P. Shannon of N. Y . claims the name Gelert for 
a red Irish setter dog, sired by Bishops Doctor out of Mr. 
Oscar Purdy's imported bitch Nell. 

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—The archery score cards and books published by A. S, 
Brownell, Boston, are. the most complete arrangement foi 
archery scoring yet published, and are adapted f. >r rei i ird- 
ing fully every arrow shot at anv of the rounds adopted 
by the Eastern and National Archer} Associations. 

In usmg these books each arrow slu.l is recorded in its 
order, belt a hit or miss, the bol 

end shown, and a summary shows the total hits and hits 
in each color. Each left-hand page is left blank for notes, 
observations, etc. 

Club score books take four American Round scores on 
each page. For individuals they are one half width, a 

convenient size for pocket use I r sale by all 

dealers, or will be mailed by the publisher on receipt of 

C" se, Individual books, 75" cents, or two for $1, Club 
ks, GOO rounds, $1.50; 1,200 rounds, $2.— [Adv. 

Sepl 20 Dorchester Y ' I1111.11 lli-iratia. 

S.-pt 22 Oii.'ila.'i < itv Y C Fall lleputtii 

Sept 2> ■yiiiikcrCirv Y C ('Irwin- i Yiii-c. 

Oct 15-Seawanhukrt Y C Ocean Match, Center Cup. 

A contemporary, which in its enthusiasm over some 
lake " dugouts," so far sheered off its course as to counsel 
the construction of yachts without hollas! at all, has the 
the following: "The dangers of yachting by inexperi- 
enced navigators have been fearfully illustrated within 
the last few days. It is noticeable, that the disasters re- 
corded are mostly on inland waters, while the large fleets 
on the seaboard are comparatively exempt." Our con- 
temporary, professing to know something; about naval 
design, ought to be able to assign the correct reason for 
the annual recurrence of the many disasters to our yacht 
fleet which send hundreds to a watery grave every sea- 
son. It is not so much because of inexperienced "navi- 
gators," but because we attempt to gain through exces- 
sive beam and light draft, qualities which, if sought for 
in greater depth and more ballast, would secure im- 
munity from danger. The idea that ballast is a detri- 
riment to a vessel's performance is the unfounded bug- 
aboo of unread persons, and the idea that yachts can be 
built without ballast to cope with the sea and show speed, 
is the crackbrained vision of an unbalanced mind. 


AU members joining before September 15th will be ex- 
empt from paying entrance fee. The annual open re- 
gatta has been fixed for September 6th. Classification 
and prizes : First class, over 10 tons, prizes $150, $?°i aud 
$25. Also cup, for deep draft yachts, presented by Mr. 
Geo. Hawke with a purse of $30 thrown in. Yachts 
belonging to the R. C. Y. C. will also race for the Prince 
of Wales Cup, and the deep draft club yachts for the 
cup presented by the late Commodore, Dr. Hodder. Sec- 
ond class, 5 to 10 tons, prizes, cup presented by Com. A. 
R. Boswell with $100 added, $60, $30, anil $10. Third 
class, under 5 tons, prizes $30, $15, and $10. A large list 
of entries is hoped for, but it would seem that a very 
foolish move on the part of the R, C, Y. C. will keep 
many of the smaller yachts away from the line. We refer 
to the rule permitting the shifting of ballast. If the 
Royal Canadian is bent upon retracing its steps and eager 
to give a set back to legitimate yacht racing and yacht 
building on the lakes, or at least in or about Toronto, 
it could not have adopted a more certain and quicker 
means than this pernicious rule, which can only cause 
the substitution of a woi'thless, expensive, and dangerous 
class of shingle-bottom sailing machines in place of yachts 
possessing the advantages of roominess, comfort, safety, 
seagoing qualities and cheapness. We do not think the 
R. C. Y. C. is prepared intentionally to aid in the de- 
struction of the honest, wholesome fleets of which the 
lakes already boast, but are inclined to think that the 
club has been acting in the dark, unaware of the poison 
with which it was undermining the future welfare of its 
own interests, and that the rule concerning shifting bal- 
last was passed at the instigation of a reckless few who 
care nothing for nor appreciate the noble art of sailing, 
but whose only ambition is to capture the purse, whether 
legitimate sport be thereby ruined or not. It is not too 
late for the club to retrace its fata] step and to redeem 
itself as an organization which .Iocs nol propose to be 
carried away by the ignoble influence of the yachting 
jpekeysand racing gamblers. If Hie club desires a. full 
understanding of the question, its members are referred 
to previous issues of this journal, and we may here add, 
that all clubs of repute in the United States are and have 
been abolishing this nuisance, the evil being at present 
confined only to a few clubs of no national significance. 
The Royal Canadians may also learn a lesson by review- 
ing the course of British yachtsmen in this [Halter 
Shifting ballast is no longer permitted in English, Irish, 
or Scotch waters, and yachts which must shift ballast to 

keep on their legs or to show speed are justly regarded 
with contempt as mere machines undeserving of being 
classed as yachts. We regret that the Toronto Mail, not 
comprehending the question, should have given its quasi 
indorsement to such an innovation backwards, by pub- 
lishing some very foolish diatribe of a correspondent in 
favor of shifting ballast. But we can safely leave the 
$faU to the considerate care of the Belleville Intelligencer, 
which, we judge from the recent discussion in their col- 
umns, is quite able of taking care of the Mail and all 
others on tins point. Shifting ballast is condemned by 
all who have the highest interests of building and sailing 
at heart as an unmitigated evil and a stupid nuisance, 
driving our racing community into the construction of 
the most dangerous and useless of craft, and the Royal 
Canadian Y. C. ought to know better than to let such a 
retrograde measure ever go on its books. 



After spending the night in Newport harbor at anchor, 
and waiting for a breeze in the morning, the Commodore 
signaled the fleet at 10 a. K. Aug. 12th, to go to Beaver- 
tail light, and to heave to there and await. his starting 
gun for that point. Schooner Fleclieing stole such along 
lead on the fleet. I hat the other schooners of her class 
immediately made after her. the signal gun not being 
fired till about live minutes later. The leading yachts 
passed Ts T est Island Club in the following order: >feef- 
wing, Estelle, Clio. Magic,,,. Pecrlbss and then, 
after an interval of a mile, the Wanderer. Madeleine, 
Nettie, Niantie and others. At two o'clock the Tidal 
Wave, which was sailing like a witch, came tearing along, 
havirig rushed through the second division of (lie fleet 
and traversed the long interval between them and the 
second class schooners far- ahead, She then passed in 
succession Vixen, Peerless. Clio and laid herself out for a 
close race with Magic. Behind came the Wanderer, who 
was passing Humbler, Dauntless. Nettie. Dreadnought., 
Intrepid and Niantie. This is the order in which these 
boats passed the Hen and Chickens lightship. The Made- 
leine had come up just after Tidnl Ware, and was 
making a good light for leading boat, The wind had 
been free from the start and rather light. After passing 
the Hen and Chickens the yachts squared away and went 
wing and wing, spreading ou1 every available foot of 
canvass. As the wind kept freshening the wonderful 
little Magic Increased her speed, and passing Estelle, made 
a close race with Fleetwing. Behind the Vixen,, -which 
was tic- last boat in the first division, and first sloop in the 
fleet, came Wanderer under a perfect cloud of canvass. 
She slipped by Vixen, and was well on her way to the 
mouth of the harbor, when the Commodore signalled the 
yachts to lay to and perform evolution. As it was blow- 
ing a young gale by this time almost the entire fleet dis- 
regarded the signal. They came into the harbor at racing 
speed, and as thov rounded to. presented a magnificent 
sight. The Tidal Wove and Magic carried off the honors 
of the day, particularly the Tidal Wave, as she bad a 
very poor (but a very fair) start. She really came in first. 
The following is the order in which the yachts anchored. 

Nnw. H.M.\ Some. 

I, Wring 3 31 Xiantic 3 55 

Tidal Wave 3 32 I Vision g rb 

M,,,.,, ...3 32 1 Dreadnaug-lit 3 57 

n,e '.'." .3 ss Kate. i U 

Estelle 3 33 Phantom ...3 58 

KafleUeni , . S 35 Wanderer 3 .w 

p. .„,•;»« 3 3D | Intrepid .3 rg 

Vixen 3 45 ( Psyche - 4 la 

3 S3 Resolute * 13 

Rambler 3 Bi| Kettle -1 15 

It will be seen by these figures what a magnificent race 
the first seven boats made. It was in some instances 
hard to decide the precise oider in which several boats 
came in. The shipping in the harbor was gaily decorated 
with flags in honor of the fleet, s arrival, aud the large 
whaling'vessels lying in the docks were black with enthu- 
siastic spectators! The cannonading was deafening, and 
the reception altogether was the most gratifying met 
wil h by the club during their cruise. In the evening the 
yachts' were brilliantly illuminated and many of (hem 
had fine displays of fireworks. The New Bedford Yacht 
Chili gave a remarkably pleasant reception to the N. Y, 
Y. 0. and its guests. 

Next: day. Wednesday. Aug. 13th, a most successful 
regatta took place. the following were the entries : 
First-class schooners — Phantom, Tidal Wave. Second- 
class schooners — Clio, Peerless. Azalea, N. B. Y, C. and 
Magic. First-class sloops — Vision. Niantie. Second- 
class sloops — Vixen. America, Kate, Mistral. The course 
was from Clark's Point to a stakeboat in Kettle Cove on 
Na.ushon Island, thence around the Hen and Chickens 
lightship and back to Clark's Point. The yacht Nettie 
was the judge's boat at the start. A flying start was 
taken and the yachts got off in the following order: 
Vision, 11.04: Kale. 11.06: Niantie, 11.07; Tidal Wave, 
11,117 ; Peerless, 1 1 ,07 : Clio, 11.08 ; Azalea, 1 1.09 : Mistral, 
11.10; America, 11.14; Magic, 11.12; Vixen, 11.13. The 
Phantom started before the signal, by accident, and her 
time was not taken at either end of 'the race, thus pre- 
venting the Tidal Ware from getting a record. At the 
very begiiming of the race Magic carried away her fore- 
fcopmast The Clio at once ran by Kate and Niantie. 
and shortly after passed Vision, and was soon ranged 
with the Magic. Peerless and Azalea followed. The 
,,-.'■ wag a little way astern of Vision and making 
a good fight for the lead. The Vixen made very short 
work of her antagonists. She passed, first. America, 
25 minutes after the start, and soon alter, the Mis- 
tral. The lirst boat around the stakeboat at Kettle 
Cove was Clio at 12. Hi. pee, less ami Magic followed at 
1 ■;. 1 a close together. Most of the boats made short tacks 
along the land, thus securing smooth water. Clio, how- 
ever." stood across, and by so doing allowed flfixfi '■■ 
wmd her. In the heavy windward work the finest 
sailing qualities of the different yachts were brought out 
The Peerless was well buried to leeward, the water, 
which boiled up over her house, keeping her in a de- 
cidedly ticklish and unpleasant position, for it was blow- 
ing very fresh. Vision, too. was way down in the 

,'i 1 and her cockpit throughout this tack was afloat. 
The little Vixen, on the other hand, with boused topmast 




was running through the big seas with great east, Iter ley 
Bflnppera sou I cely wet. She passed the big Kate earlv on 
; !,n.-iiin C her us to cause her to .give up 
the race and to Join those yachts which had already 
rounded the lightship, The' small sloops rounded the 
Kettle Cove stakeboat in the following order: \'i:ren. 
•i.'.'-V : America. 2. 54 ; Mistral. 3.08.30. The yachts 
rounded the Hon ami Chickens in the following order 
and time: Magic. 2AA5; Tidal Wave, 8.4.45 i Olio, 
3.14.30: Peerless. 2.18.33; Niantie, 2.19; ris)o/i,.2.2U.15 ; 
Vixen, 2.34; America. 2.48; Mistral 8.021. When the 
boats squared away for home they ran wing and wing 
and ballooned out all the canvas tli'ov could carry, Clio 
made a gallant strugglefor the lead on the run home, but 
she was too far astern to catch her rival and crossed the 
Line three minutes behind her. The yachts finished as 

Ham*. H. x. s. 
Tidal W tive S 62 ft) 

Magic 2 53 00 

Clio ;i us 00 

Peerless 3 n oo 

Nliintie 3 15 35 

Vision 8 15 H 

Azalea 3 16 00 

Vixen 3 33 00 

America a oi 34 

Mistral ,., . - I IS 11 

Thus the Magic. Niantie m\d were the winners 
in their respective classes. 

The next day. Aug. 14th, it blew nearly a gale of 
■wind, and was decidedly the big schooners' day. But few of 
the yachts carried topsails while on the wind. Only fifteen 
out of the thirty boats started, many being deterred from 
doing so ou account of the heavy weather, and others for 
various reasons. The Estelle had a good lead, and was 
first to Quick's Hole. Here she had to tack twice in 
order to get about the buoy, and so was passed by Dread' 
naught and Wanderer. The boats went through in the 
following order: Dreadnaught, Wanderer, Estelle, 
Rambler, Fhantom, Intrepid, Niantie, Dauntless. 
Clio. Madeleine,, Nettie. Vision, Psyche 
and Volante. Vision and Nettie soon after passed 
Vixen, and squared away for Oak Bluffs. The 
yachts arrived there in the following order: Dread- 
nought. Rambler. Estelle. Intrepid, Clio, Madeleine. Nian- 
tie. Vision, Vixen, Psyche, Volante. The Dauntless. 
Wanderer t Phantom, and Resolute ran on and anchored 
in front of the Bluffs. In rounding to at Holmes' Hole 
Rambler carried away her masthead, and this accident 
put an end to the cruise. The next day the fleet started 
for Newport, but as they all, with the exception of three, 
started before the signal, the run is not worthy of men- 
tion, excepting the remarkably close and interesting race 
of the three schooners which started together, the Vaunt- 
less. Intrepid, and Dreadnaught. They came iu theabove 
named order, passing Fort Adams at 5:25, 5:27, and 5:28. 
The fleet disbanded tiiat evening at midnight. It was an 
unqualified success, and the runs were unusually ex- 
citing. The Dreadnaught. Tidal Wave, Magic. Clio, and 
Estelle. Niantie. and 'Vixen carried off the honors in 
beir r spective classes. The Dauntless, under the com- 
mand of Rear Commodore Waller, took the place of the 
flagship after the accident to Rambler, and Mr. Chester 
Mriswold succeeded Mr. 0. 1,, Haight as Fleet Captain. 
Most of the yachts left Newport Sunday morning, having 
been storm-bound Saturday by the bad weather. W. 

Toe ENCHANTRESS, — From the London Field we learn 
that this famous American schooner, one of "Bob" 
Fish's best productions, now the property of Col, Owen 
Williams, of England, and flying the burgee of the Royal 
Yacht Squadron, has again been at her old tricks and 
astonishing even the experts of the Field with her "won- 
derful burets of speed " dining the match at Cowes, Aug. 
5th, for the Queen's Cup. Says the Field: '•Nothing- 
afloat in British waters could have shown the speed :£!»- 
e!,oe,i,-sss did. * * * She sprung her luff in a way 
worthy of the Sappho. * * * Enchantress, with 
wind two or three points abaft the beam, was going 
along as upright as an ice-boat, and traveling like one, 
too. It was the most wonderful piece of sailing we ever saw 
to see this rapid flight of Enchantress ; and the only thing 
to compare it to was the flight of this same Enelianlress 
four or five years ago in a match fro n Havre to South- 
sua. * * * In this run of twelve miles she gained 
twenty minutes (I) on Formosa, and we venture to say 
that such a performance was never before witnessed in 
British waters." ;f * * 

Preltv strong testimony this, coming from such good 
authority, too : but it only eonlimis the opinion we have 
all along held of Enchantress, that with a fair system of 
measurement and an open course free from flukes, there 
ag afloat that can beat Iter unless it be Sappho 
herself. In the race in question the Queen's Cup went 
lo the English schooner Egeria, of 156 tons (on time 
allowance), by the small margin of less than a minute, 
not be overlooked, however, that Enchantress 
Was rated at 340 tons by the one-sided pressure of the 
Yacht Racing Association Rule, while in reality she 
measures only about 800 tons. Had the match been 
LCtual tonnage in place of a fictitious assump- 
tion, the cup would have been captured by the gallant 
Colonel and his smart American schooner iu spite of her 
late and leewardly start and the splitting of her balloon- 

I'AN'.y vs. Water Witch — Editor Forest and Stream: 
—Thursday. August 14th, at Nahant, a match race was 
sailed for |50 a side, between the Cat rigs Fancy, of the 
Beverly and Nahasset V. G's and Water Witch oi the S. 
Boston" Y. C; distance, 14 miles. Wind very strong, 
southwest. Won by Water WitcJi. Courses from judge's 
yacht Oft new wharf, Nahant, leaving Winthrop Bar 
bUoy on port hand ; the sloop Alice of theE. Y. C. at the 
yacht anchorage at Nahant, on port hand ; Winthrop 
Bar buoy on port hand, to judge's yacht, 14 miles. 

From Nahant to Winthrop Bar was a dead beat to wind- 
ward i the judges, by the kindness of Com. Peabodv of 
the Boston Y. C, occupied the steamer Adelita of that 
dob and followed the racing boats closely over the course. 
Preparatory signal was blown promptly at two, and the 
roaaed the line as follows: Water Witch, ab,, 8m. 
27s ' Fancy, 2h. 9m. 12s. Fancy seemed to stand up bet- 
ter than her competitor and to go through the water much 
taste, (hough Water Witch sailed closer to the wind for 
*r lean two-thirds oi the beat up. When the boats crossed 

for the first time, Fancy was seen to be ahead ; though 
her metal cutwater, on to which the forestay fastened, 
was seen to be broken short off. Tins made it necessary 
to send a man forward to repair damages, which of course 
hurt her speed ; still she gamed steadily and rounded the 
buoy 2m. 35s. ahead of the Water Witch, as follows: 
Fancy, 3h, 14m. us.; Water Witch, 3b, Kim, 40s. Soon 
after rounding Fancy tried to jibe, but got a heavy puff 
of wind just at the wrong minute; the result was that, 
the boom jibed bnt the gaff did not. and the patent jaws 
of the gall' were broken short off on one side and twisted 
off on the other. The sad was lowered, and every effort 
made to repair damages and continue the sail, but it was 
impossible, and on reaching Nahant, Fancy ran into the 
wharf, leaving the race to Water Witch. The latter low- 
ered the sail half way and jibed round the buoy: then 
set mainsail and spinnaker and ran in very fast, rounding 
the AMee at 3, 4*. 12. A very ugly-lodking thunder- 
squall now began to show itself j'roin the northward, and 
Water Witch put in two reel's before starting for her 
second beat ; she rounded the buoy at 5. 2. 50. and started 
for Nahant : but about a mile from the judges' boat was 
caught in a calm, caused by the edge of the squall killing 
the wind, and lay almost motionless for some twenty min- 
utes, when the breeze came up again and she crossed the 
line at 8, 5. 14, winning the stakes. The judges were, for 
Water Witeh. Mr. Wm. Morris. Sec'y of the S. B. Y. C. ; 
Fancy, Com. Jeffries of the Beverly V. C. Referee : (Aim. 
Peabodv of the Dorchester Y. C. Skylight. 

The Greenport Regatta— Shelter Island, Aug. 24tlt. 
—The boat race for the 22d was postponed to the next 
morning, as the strong west wind was too much for the 
little craft. The morning of the 38d was very favorable 
for the start, with a light breeze from the southwest. But 
three shells took part in the three mile race, the first 
prize being won by Lee, of Newark, in 28m. lis. Knoth. 
of Brooklyn, finished his three miles in 29m. 23s. The 
third boat, rowed by Ten Eyck, of Peekskill, was 
swamped on the return, and was picked up by a sail boat, 
The three prizes for this race were §100, §50. $15 — one for 

But five boats out of fourteen contended in the second 
race for pair oars. Three prizes— ,?1 25. $75, $25. The 
first prize was won by the Portland boat, 22m. 31$s.: the 
second bv the Godkins. of Boston, in 22m. 32-Js.; Faulker, 
of Charlostown. Mass.. 22m. 47£s.; Brawley, 23m. 9is. 
The race was witnessed by a large concourse of people, 
who were greatly pleased with the exciting scene. We 
never saw so big a crowd hi Greenport on the 22<l. The 
bay was filled with steamers, yachts and small sail boats. 


Corinthian Yacht Builders.— -From an exchange wo 
clip the following : A very fine yacht was recently 
launched on Lake Lisgar by Messrs. P. B. and Geo. Till- 
son. of Tillsonburg, Out. She is a splendid model, was 
built and rigged entirely by the Messrs. Tillson and 
would do credit to a professional shipwright. Her 
measurements are 22 feet long, fi feet beam, ISO inches deep 
and spreads 450 square feet of canvas. Her cockpit as 
beautifully finished in maple and black walnut, oiled and 

Coletmbia Yacht Clcb.— An open race will be sailed 
under the auspices of the club, Sept. 9th, for a beautiful 
silver challenge cup presented by the Derby Silver Plate 
Company. Club course, living start, time allowance, 1} 
niin. to* the foot; crews limited to one hand for every 
three feet of length and fraction : open to yachts from 18 
to 25 ft. . cat-rigged ; entrance fee, $1. Particulars from the 
Secretary C. Y O, Mr. John Frick, 21 Maiden lane, New 

To American Yachtsmen. — For complete records of 
all yacht races in England, as well for as for a great variety 

of other matter of interest, 
tales, read Hunt's Yachting M, 
Can be had of booksellers gener 
& Co., 119 Church Street. Edgv 
England. Published monthly, 
number.— j. Idv. 

and yachting 
:, established 1852. 

direct from Hunt 
ad. London, E. C, 

illing sterling per 

J*;* and §ivM L ^fishing. 

— ■♦ — 



Trout, SaXmo fontinalis. 

Black Bass, Aficn/pteriMSu/moute; ST. nluricans. 


sea Basa, SctoMoM occllatu*. I iiiiieiish, Pomatomus sqltatrtx. 

WeukOsh, Cum 

s nebulosus. 

j>bout flies fob September. 

Gray COFlin, No. 10 asd U.-Body, silver-grey mohair tipped 
witli orange silk; feet, light gray haokle wound oyer peacock's 
fieri : wings and seta', hyaline. 

Browk COELDT, No. 10 11.— Body, «ray and bright claret 
mohair mixed ; Cent, dark gray hackle wound over peacock's herl ; 
wings and seta\ gray hyaline 

The gnat flies named for April. 

The Qiuikiir for evening and moenlight. No. 1 and 8. Body, 
grftj wound with honey-yellow hackles: wings, made of feather 
from an owl's wings. 

The white moth for dark nights, No. 8 ami 7. Body, feet and 
WlngS 11 pure white. 

The stone flies continue on the water until the close of the 
season . 

At thts season use the small lies for day fishing and the large 
flies for evening and night. 

New Fishing Grounds.— It's an ill wind that blows no 
one good, even though it sinks a ship in the harbor. For 
while Antonio on the Rialto is reckoning up his losses, the 
fisherman is musing upon the time when that wreck shall 
become barnacled and covered with mussels and furnish 

a feeding groimd for the black fish and sea basa a.nd 
sheepshead. We have spent many an afternoon of fam- 1 
ous sport drawing up huge sheepshead from the hulk of 
an old schooner, sunken because she would persist in at- 1 
tempting to enter the harbor in spite of cannon balls and 
shells. We were younger then than we are now, but to- 
day, we confess it, the satisfaction of a good catch of big 
fish is not marred by untimely reflections upon the fate 
of the ship's crew and owners, over whose ruined venture 
we have anchored our skiff. Every man to his trade. 
One half of the world lives from the misfortunes of the 
other half. 

The anglers of New York and vicinity are just now in 
good lack. Not that any shipshave sunk in the Bay how- 
ever. Their good fortune is rather assured by recent 
summer resort improvements. The new piers at Long 
Branch and Coney Island will by-and-by attract the fish, 
and new angling grounds will then be open to the cit'a 

The Second Presbyterian FisniNa Club.— "As the 
twig's bent so the tree's inclined," Send a party of small 
Presbyterian boys off year after year on Sunday-school 
picnics, and if, when they grow up, they do not organize 
Presbyterian fishing excursions, it is only because the 
unexpected always happens in this illusory and contra- 
dictory world. At all events, this reasoning will hold good 
with the Second Presbyterians of Philadelphia, who have 
just published the Log of their ninth annual cruise on 
Delaware Bay. The Log is a curiosity, From the wealth 
and grotesqueness of the illustrations we should imagine 
that every printing office in Philadelphia, from Ben 
Franklin's time down to the present, had been ransacked 
for the cutB. That one, particularly, of the Whale may, 
for aught we know, have illustrated the shipping news 
columns in one of the Ninevah morning papers some 
thousands of years ago. The piscatorial Second Presby- 
terians, of whom there were fifteen, namely : J. L. 
Smith, Pres.; John Lanxmon, Vice-Pres.; C. P, Allen, 
Sec. and Treas.; W, Mousley, H. J. Christ, G. W. Knight, 
G. S. Gandy, C. Mousley, A. Barber, W. L. Allen, E. Mc- 
Cready, W. Hazlett, W. Sixsrnith, S. Currie, R. Gregory, 
purser, and C. Cooper, steward, embarked on tho staunch 
schooner Emma Collins, July 8d, and returned to their 
families on the 14th of the same month, The adventures 
of the club, if put into heroic verse, would rival the 

We are not pleased to see the club array themselves 
against science, as they do in the regulation reading : 
" No shark, sucker, tadpole, smelt, or sea serpent shall, 
under any circumstance, be admitted on our lines." The 
capture of the sea serpent wotdd be an event of such 
signal scientific importance as to redound to the glory of 
any fishing club afloat. Nor do we approve of the Second 
Presbyterian Club's hostility to long-standing beliefs and 
practices of the craft set forth in another regulation: "Any 
member caught using charms, spells, &c. , such as spitting 
on his hooks, using asaf cedita on his bait, or making use 
of any superstition to draw the fish to his line shall be ex- 
pelled.'' Such fallacies, obviously arising from the sec- 
tarian character of the club, are little ameliorated by then- 
temperance platform as set forth: "The regular ap- 
petizers and brain exhilarants shah be lemonade, ice 
water, bilge-water, rain-water, salt-water, eye-water, 
dish-water, pump-water, blue-water, white-water, and 
— water." We should be glad to hear from the 
Third, and the Fourth, and the Fifth Presbyterian Fish- 
ing Clubs, and the Congregationalists and Methodists 
and Baptists and Quakers ; for we hope they, too, all go 


Troemss for Salmon.— This is a favorite sport with 
some who fish in the Columbia River. An Astoria 
(Oregon) correspondent speaks of it as "a new sport, 
invented last year." They are caught weighing from 
13 to 20 pounds, and some few big ones as high as 75 
pounds and upwards. The writer wonders why the Fish 
Commissioners of the Eastern States do not get then- 
supplies of salmon eggs from the Columbia instead of the 
Sacramento, as they are much superior in size and 


Freezing Fish.— The wholesale fish-dealers of Fulton 
Market, this city, have prepared a large freezing-house 
on Front street, where great quantities of fish are now 
being frozen and packed away for winter use. The 
design is to provide in winter such fresh fish as are other- 
wise to be procured only in the summer season. The 
storage will probably be about 100 tons. 

Movements of the Fishing Fleet.— Thirty-two ar- 
rivals have been reported, with an aggregate of 544,000 lbs. 
codfish and 22.400 lbs. halibut, 

The mackerel receipts continue good, and the quality 
excellent,;but the market is dull and prices show no im- 
provement. Since our last issue 14 arrivals have been re- 
ported from Shore trips, bringing 1965 bbls. The number 
of Bay arrivals for the week has been 8, and the receipts 
750 bbls. One arrival has been reported in the Shore cod- 
fishery, and one from a Newfoundland squiding trip. — 
Cape'Au/i Advertiser, Avg. 22. 

Canada — Rice Lake, Harwood P. O,, Canada, Aug. 
16th — Black bass angling and spoon fishing for mtts- 
kAuoage are superb here just now. EL M. 



Panada— late Xtegantio, Quebec Aug. 8th, 1879;—! 

hovojusl returned from a two (lavs' onn'se to the- upper 
Spider River, with about thirty pound* of trout, a grac- 
ing about three to the pemnd. ' I saw one beaver and sev- 
eral moose and deer signs. Both fish and frame are fast 
disappearing, from this section, as the country— and such 
a country of rock and boulders I— is hems rapidly settled, 
The energetic endeavors of the Eastern ToWnghipg Game 
Protection Club may prevent the total extermination of 
fish and game here for some time to come : hut never will 
game exist again in such numbers as to attract distant 
sportsmen, as "the distauce is greater and the hotel and 
Etude rates quite as high as in either the Maine or Adiron- 
Jock regions. Stanstead. 

\ Oregon— Portland, July 27.— On Friday morning the 
20th, a small party of " "Waltonians." Billy B— , BobB— . 
Hal M — , and the writer, might have been seen on the neat 
little steamer Latona. ett route for the thriving hamlet of 
La Center, on Lewis Itiver, W, T. We cast off at 10 A.M. 
sharp, and were soon steaming down the beautiful Wil- 
lamette toward the mighty Columbia, and arrived at our 
destination at 4:30 P.M. anil found very good coffee. After 
breakfast the following morning, we threw our traps into a 
lumber wagon, and were on our way to the " Crick " as 
it is called by the natives. After a Very tiresome ride of 
four hours, we came to the month at Peep Creek, and 
there pitched our camp. The late rains in the spring have 
not yet run out, and as the stream drains a lurrre area . .f 
country, we saw to our great dismay that there was too 
much water there. But Billv B— cast his brown palmer 
m the water in a very scientific wav, and immediately a 
beautiful half-pound trout took it and was soon in Rilly's 
basket. 1 followed suit ; Bob and Tlal then started down, 
and Billy and I up the stream, and when we returned to 
camp at dusk, our catch was : Bob, 85 ; Billy. 11 ; Hal, 1 : 
and the writer, 14 Every fish taken was over 8 inches in 
length, and the majority over 13. 

But things were not as we had fondly imagined, and so 
we concluded to go home the following afternoon. We 
fished down to the mill, about two and a half miles from 
the camp, when' the team waited for us. and caught about 
thirty more : two of them, one taken by the writer and 
one by Bob, were over seventeen inches long and very 
heavy. We arrived at La Cental that evening and the. 
next morning got home, tired but happy, and vowing to 
go to Cellar Creek when the water was down and get 
even. The trout there are of unusual size and very gamy ; 
much more so than in auy other creek fished or known of 
hy "William Lang. 

OEBaOBT— Astoria, Aug. 7th.— Mountain trout fishing is 
now at its best with us. and in a few days I intend to (vet 
a " Royal Coachman " in the waters of 'the Klaskamine. 

C. J. S. 

—Every one knows that a, girl cannot throw a stone. 
Anatomists tell us it is because they are not made for 
throwing stones. But we have known many ladies who 
could cast a fly as skillfully as any ma.sculine'adept. The 
Brooklyn young lady who went to Cushing's Island the 
other day made a brave cast, but all she hooked was 
her own nose. Not believing in the kind of adornment 
affected by more savage belles she followed her nose to a 
surgeon's office and had herself unhooked from her own 

Bagging.— The Oswego river method of fishing isknown 
as " ragging. - ' It is practiced by the farmers' boys, who 
tie a red rag for a fly and yank out great quantities of 
rock and black bass. 


F.T.TZA bethtown, Ky., Aug. 15th. 
Editor Forest-awl Stream :— 

Six of us left here at daylight one morning last April in a two- 
horse spuing wagon tor a point on Nolin Stiver called Dickey's 
Mill, forty-two miles away. We followed the line of the P. & E. 
it. R. for twenty-six miles over a road that excited only an ordi- 
nary amount of hhisphemy, and then, oh! dear, how we ever a 
over that last sixteen miles, climbing- hills and wading mud hoi 

Dm [started out to tell you 6f fishing; and will stick to that \ 
arrived at; the aforesaid mill at 4 o'clock p. it. and found tl: 
Providence had favored us and sen I our friend, tutor, and genei 
guardian angel. Harvey W„ of .Millwood, ahead of us as promis 
(no promises from P., of course). Said W. had tent pitched, can: 
tire alight, and hot coffee ready. That evening we devoted 
healing wounds, both bodily and socially, for sixteen miles 
such a road would have caused Damon and Pythias to quarr 
r, a pipe and a sound sleep iix< 

nd an 


start fi 

ncss of the expedition commence 
detail the catch, so I shall give t 

Forty bass averaging two p 
tobacco and bed with 
day's sport, ia which we averaf 
making a grand total of one hi; 
two days' Ashing*. One bass, co 
a halt pounds ; from that to th 
ous sport and well paid us fi. 

)r the dan 

a: it is aiw 

ie day- 

is for busin 
e the real bu 

otal rot- 

unda each, eighty pounds. Supper, 
dant dreams, fixed us for the second 
aged orduplieated the previous day, 
Kindred and sixty pounds of bassia 
considered a giant, w eighed four and 
md a half down. It was glori- 
hole trip. Sunday's rising sun 

i bitching up for the long trip horn 
tailing in that insinuating manner that calls forth words deep if 
not loud, and the sixteen miles were done again, in which the 
. - friendships were ruptured hopelessly to all appearance. 
Eiizabethtown reached in soaking condition, the spoils divided, a 
handshake around, and all of this trip closed. 

A word or two about." our boss." We considered our four and 
a half pounder a prodigy, yet I see by your paper scores are marie 
in too bass line, which by weight would make our candidate a 
" small fish." It must be that the fish we catch under the appel- 
lation of bass is something different. Our big bass measured 23 
inches and weighed H pounds. They tu-e called by the natives 
trout, but by fishermen black base. Wo fish for them with 
minnow and float ; they will not bite at either spoon or fly, nor at 
minnows caught from the same stream fished. In spring the foot 
of dams is the only place that they can be caught, while in the 

fall auy pool contains them, but more e 
ing a riffle or gravelly rapid at Iheir lieu 
reel, usually Meek & Milam, and 100 fee: 
snail. We go again in October and you 

^i » , «■■ 

a hav- 

hook and 

—Read Henry C. Sutures' advertisement.— [Adv. 

%KttMX$ tot (tfarvwiiuiulcttts. 

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No Notice Taken of Anonymous Communications. 

t^~ We cannot attempt Iui/Ik specific directions where to no fur 
QOtni ■•• I.W; l- .1 1 ^rie»uY?its must keep themselves posfed oy c»ms««- 

i# our news columns. 

tafWe mala- no chaiyr for aimccrino Inquiries in this cohtmn. 

8etteb8, Boston.— Try rubbing a little crude petroleum on the 
bare places. 

J.P W., N. V— For the information you want write Fred Mil- 
ler, Esg.., Onion Club. New York. 

H. F. L.— Neilson's" Boat Building for Amateurs" will come 
nearest your wants. Price, $1,25. 

i'immer, Now York.— Captain Webb and other swimmers oil 
themselves all over with vaseline before ontering the water. 

O.N.,Grantville, Mass.-You will find in the vicinity of Vine- 
land. N. J., quail and a few partridges. You must inquire thero 
tor particular localities. 

Old Bat.— The rapid explosion of Dtttmar powder when tightly 
rammed appears to be the reason for the bursting of so many 
guns. The wads should only just feel the powder. 

C. 0. Ti., Unionvillo, Conn.- As yourdog has some nose a compe- 
tent breaker could probably make something of him. The spike 
collar can he had of Mr. Yon Cu liu, Delaware City, Del. 

Polaris. -Length of sehaoner Frolic on water line about 48 ft. 
Has raking or overhanging stern and ellipt Ic counter. Least free- 
board 261 in., load line to deck. Above this is about 15 in. bul- 

S3. D. Mercersburg — General Meyer of the Signal Service Bureau, 
Washington, D. C, has used Lyman's bow facing rowing gear and 
may give you his experience with it. Or will some of our readers 

Shelprake, Lynn.— Where shalllscnd for copy of London field 
of May 10th. It has a repeat of a trial of small bores, 16 and 20 
against 12 and 10. Ana. London Field can be obtained from 
August Itrrntiinn, 3fl Union Square, New York. 

A. It. 8„ Gouldsborottgh, Pa.— Black rbass culture is pursuedlby 
introduction of parent fish, not by transportation of spawn. 
You will probably, by representing your case to your State Fish 
in ers, receive from them the necessary fish. 

J. s. ?..('ambridgeport, Mass. -For a fortnight's sport between 
Quebec and Montreal, go to the town of Three Bivcrs, where you 
will find good duck shooting on Lake St. Tcter; and yon can go 
up the Tiiver St. Maurice, the whole country thereabout affording 
abundaut sport 

S. W. B., Baltimore.— The soreness in my dos's eyes is caused by 
the under eyelid turning in the eye, and the hair rubbing the eyo- 
bali keeps it sore and running. Ans. You had better show the 
dog to a surgeon, as an operation on the lower lid may be ne- 

J. W. S„ Smyrna. N. Y— 1. What is the price of Belmontyle oil, 
and where can 2. What is best to keep a choke-bore from 
leading. Ans. I. H. C, Squires. No. 1 Cortlandt street, this city. 
Price SO cents per bottle. ',!. Fire a blank charge of powder in 
your gun before commencing to shoot. 

G. II. T., Media, Pa.— My puppy has had distemper, and it has 
left him with a nervous twitching in the foroquarters. Please let 
me know through your valuable paper if there is any remedy. 
Ans. Country air, tonics, and good nursing may bring him around, 
but chorea is rarely cured. 

W. M. W.— Why a copper boat? Very seldom madeof this ma- 
terial. Sheet iron, galvanized or painted Is much cheaper. Bout 
fVn- three persons should be about twelve feet long. Cost seven 
dollars per foot. Possibly you may find a sporting boat suitable. 
to your purpose in our advertising columns. 

C. F. G., Near Fort Monroe, Va.— Will you inform me where I 
can buy an English mastiff dog? 1 saw In your paper some time 
ago a cut, also description of this kind of a dog, and foci it is just 
what I want for a house dog, also pet for children. I trust I 
rjOt treading on " dangerous grounds " hi thus presuming. Ans. 
We can only refer our correspondent to our advertising columns. 

H. P., Oquawka, 111— Books on the horse are :—" Handbook 
on the Treatment of the Horse in the Stable and on the Road," 
by Charles Wharton. J. B. Lippincott & Co. Philadelphia. 
"Stonehengo on the Horse in Stable and Field," $2. Orange Jndd 
SCo. New York. The same firm also publish "American Gen- 
tlemen's Stable Ouide," $1. 

It— What constitutes the food of the American bittern? Does 
it li re on anything which ought to render it repulsive to a human 
stomach? Our Indians will eat anything almost, but they will 
not cat a bittern. Ans. The bittern, like the other members of 
the Ardeida- family, feeds upon fish, frogs, other reptiles, lesta- 
ceans, insects, etc. 

F. C. \V., Philadelphia— Go to John Krider's, and ho will tell 
you where to go for squirrels. If you had inquired about Peters- 
burg, Va., we could have given you some magnificent shooting. 
opossums, rabbit and quail. The game down there doesnothide 
■■■■■■ .i:s and wait for the sportsman and his dog to come Out 
and llnd it. It enters the town and posts ilself in the back-yard 
and waits to be shot. 

A. F. H., Worcester, Mass.— I have a pointer dog two years old, 
and a day or two since noticed a bunch on its back and thought it 
was a fly bite, but now it is about as large as a two cent piece, a